Goal of Day: Local Government functions as the backbone of city life, providing services and ensuring a basic quality of life. (for a list of city services & agencies, click here.) Today we will seek to understand what a city can do beyond this basic function to drive prosperity, better engage existing community members and entice others to become active participants in the community.
Venue: Begin at San Jose City Hall 200 East Santa Clara Street 17th Floor (Room 1734; City Manager‚Äôs Conference Room)
Opening remarks from Mayor Sam Liccardo and Chief Innovation Officer Shireen Santosham
Basic civics (what does local government do?)
Innovation in the City of San Jose as led by the City Manager‚Äôs Office of Civic Innovation & Digital Strategy. Presentation by Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager and Michelle Thong, Service Innovation Lead
Interactive session focusing on forward-looking project areas that the City is actively working on and where feedback from the LSJ cohort would be valuable.
Walk to Transportation Management Center (across the street from City Hall). The Transportation Management Center will provide a fun behind-the-scenes look at a City ‚Äúcontrol room‚Äù where live data and video from traffic intersections are on display, and real-time decisions are made to optimize traffic flow.
Tour of Transportation Management Center with DOT staff
Walk over to US Patent & Trademark Office 26 S. 4th Street San Jose 95112
Lunch at USPTO followed by facility tour.
Walk to WeWork Towers, 75 E. Santa Clara Street San Jose 95113
San José is the 10th largest city in the United States, yet it is stuck in the 1980’s with a management structure more suited for small cities. In times of crisis, we need government to be nimble, responsive, and accountable to the community for results and to bring local government into the 21st century. As we face the greatest series of crises in our lifetime – a global pandemic and the deepest economic recession since the great recession – we must have the people’s choice, an elected Accountable Mayor, be directly responsible for the city.
As of June 5th, San Jose Al Fresco is in full swing allowing businesses to utilize sidewalks to conduct business during shelter-in-place. The City of San Jose is now accepting applications, and it's FREE to apply! Once your application is submitted, you will be able to start utilizing the space in front of your business immediately, as long as you meet the terms and conditions described in the application. We put together some simple FAQ's about how you can participate in San Jose Al Fresco, and all the thing you need to know before applying!
Southwest announced their plans to keep middle seats open through at least September 30, reinforced its face mask policy and added another layer of confidence for travelers by requiring Customers to complete a Health Declaration prior to traveling. As Customers begin to travel again, Southwest also launched a sale offering low domestic fares starting at $49 one-way to select destinations today through June 18, 2020, 11:59 p.m., CDT.