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Table of Contents Milpitas Map. . . . . . . . . Opposite page Milpitas History & Statistics. . . . . . . . 4 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 City Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 City Departments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 Building & Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 City Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 City Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Economic Development . . . . . . . 14–17 Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20–21 Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Information Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Parks & Recreational Services . . . . . . 24 Sports Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . 26–27 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Community Center . . . . . . 30–31 City Parks & Facilities . . . . 32–33 Planning & Neighborhood Services . 34 Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36–37 Recycling & Garbage . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Resource Conservation & Protection 39 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . Back cover
A Little About Milpitas
Milpitas, one of the oldest settlements in Santa Clara Valley, has always been a major crossroads of economic activity. Settlers of all walks of life ﬁrst arrived in Milpitas in 1852 and it became a major stopping place for travelers between San Jose and Oakland. During this time, Milpitas was strategically located on the southern route to the Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada. Small businesses serving the mainly farming and livestock community built their focus at these crossroads, now Main Street at Serra Street. In 1950, our population was 800, but served more than 4,200, mostly on surrounding farms. On January 26, 1954 the City was oﬃcially incorporated, after ﬁghting oﬀ annexation attempts by neighboring San Jose. Population has grown steadily since then and with the computer boom of the 1980’s, Milpitas found itself in Silicon Valley with major transportation connections and commuter related development activity in the City. The population is now estimated at 69,000 and reﬂects, as noted below, the cultural diversity of the Valley - just as Milpitas did when it was settled.
STATISTICS Population1 70,817 Number of Households2 17,132 Median Age2 33.4 Average Household Income2 $88,500 Daytime Employed Population3 62,921 Size 14.5 square miles Parks • Number: 28 • Dog Park: 1 • Tennis Courts: 18 • Street Length 137 miles • Access • Interstates 680, 880 and 237 (State) • Montague Expressway (County) • Light Rail & Bus (Valley Transportation Agency) • San Jose International Airport • Oakland International Airport • Rod Diridon Rail Station • Fremont BART Station • • • • • • •
• Median Household Size2 2.92 • Household Tenure • Renter 30.4% • Owner2 69.8% • Ethnicity2 • African-American 3% • Hispanic 17% • Caucasian 24% • Asian/Other 52% • Filipino is the largest Asian ethnic group at 15% • Land Use4 • Hillside 5,625 acres • Residential 2,830 acres • Commercial/Oﬃce 848 acres • Industrial 1,804 acres • Schools/Jail 311 acres • Parks 347 acres • Streets/Transit 652 acres • Total 12,417 svtrd 1. Source: State Department of Finance, January 1, 2009 2. Source: US Census, 2000 3. Applied Development Economics: IMPLAN CEW County Employment Database 4. City of Milpitas General Plan
Main Street in Milpitas circa 1912
Visit the website for more information: www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov. All phone numbers listed below have a (408) area code. Building & Safety
Building Inspection Requests
Planning & Zoning Police
Business & Services
Crime Tip Line
Emergencies – 24/7
Mayor’s Oﬃce City Clerk Passport Services
Public Access TV–Channel 15
Emergencies – 24/7
Athletic Facilities Maintenance
Billing & Services
Earthquake Safety Information
Emergencies – 24/7
Household Dump Day
Reduce, Reuse Info
Oﬃce of Emergency Services
Fire Disaster Preparedness
General Information Human Resources Jobs HOTLINE Library
Rates / Billing / Info
Emergency (after hours)
586-2600 586-3100 586-2400 586-3207 586-3348
Parks & Recreation Services & Community Center
Water Emergencies 8am–5pm Mon–Fri
Senior Center Sports Center
Water Emergencies After Hours Water Quality Questions
Planning & Neighborhood Services
Telecommunications for the Deaf (TDD)
Child Care Information
Housing Rehab Loan Program
Junk Cars/Private Property
IMPORTANT ADDRESSES City Hall 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Senior Center 540 S. Abel St./40 N. Milpitas Blvd. Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. Sports Center 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. Library 160 N. Main St. Teen Center 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. Police Department 1275 N. Milpitas Blvd. Fire Department 777 S. Main St.
Mayor Robert Livengood Term Expires: Nov. 2010 (408) 586-3027 email@example.com
Vice Mayor Pete â€œPrimoâ€? McHugh Term Expires: Nov. 2012 (408) 586-3023 firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Armando Gomez, Jr. Term Expires: Nov. 2010 (408) 586-3031 email@example.com
Councilmember Althea Polanski Term Expires: Nov. 2010 (408) 586-3024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilmember Debbie Giordano Term Expires: Nov. 2012 (408) 586-3032 email@example.com
7 The City of Milpitas was incorporated as a “general law” city on January 26, 1954 and operates under the council/manager form of government. The Council, as the legislative body, represents the entire community and is empowered by the general laws of the State of California to formulate citywide policy. The community elects the Mayor for a two-year term and the four Council members are elected at large (by the entire City) to serve staggered four-year terms. Council elections are in November of even-numbered years.
City Departments • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Building & Safety City Clerk Economic Development & RDA Engineering Finance Fire Human Resources Information Services Parks & Recreational Services Planning & Neighborhood Services Police Public Works Purchasing
City Commissions • Arts Commission • Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Commission • Emergency Preparedness Commission • Community Advisory Commission • Economic Development Commission • Library Advisory Commission • Mobile Home Park Rental Review Board • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Commission • Planning Commission • Public Art Committee • Recycling & Source Reduction Advisory Commission • Senior Advisory Commission • Sister Cities Commission • Telecommunications Commission • Youth Advisory Commission • Veteran’s Commission
GET INVOLVED! One of the greatest assets the City of Milpitas has is its people, especially those who devote their skills, knowledge, experiences and time to serving their community. One of the ways in which residents can serve the community is by becoming a member of one of the Commissions, which serve as advisory bodies to the City Council. If you are interested in serving your community please complete the Commission Application and mail it to: City Clerk’s Oﬃce 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 Commission Applications are available on the City’s website: www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov. For more information, call City Hall at (408) 586-3000.
The City of Milpitas is made of several departments. Each department has speciﬁc duties and tasks that are important to the overall operation of the city. These departments provide essential day-to-day services to residents and businesses in the Milpitas community.
BUILDING & SAFETY
(408) 586-3240 Responsible for implementation of safety and quality standards in construction, providing Inspection Services, Plan Checking, Building Administration and a Permit Center.
(408) 586-3300 Provides professional management and review of new facilities. The division’s functions include: Special (RDA) Projects, Design & Construction, Land Development, Traﬃc, Utilities and Solid Waste Services.
(408) 586-3040 Provides general legal advice and services, prepares or approves ordinances, resolutions, agreements and amendments thereto and also represents the City in litigation.
(408) 586-3100 Provides management of the City’s ﬁnancial operations. Finance is organized into four divisions; Administration, Accounting Services, Fiscal Services and Purchasing.
(408) 586-2800 Provides full response, preparedness, and prevention services. The response and preparedness division handles emergency incidents, safety, training, para-medicine compliance, and disaster preparedness functions. The ﬁre prevention division handles ﬁre plans and permits, hazardous materials regulation, inspections and investigations.
(408) 586-3003 Serves as the legislative administrator, elections oﬃcial, and records manager for the City.
CITY MANAGER (408) 586-3050 Provides the administration of City government and recommends strategies and solutions to issues for Council consideration.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & RDA (408) 586-3059 Provides administration of the City’s Economic Strategic Plan and oversight of the Redevelopment Agency. Economic Development is focused on improving the economic health of the City so that the revenue stream continues to grow.
HUMAN RESOURCES (408) 586-3090 Provides recruitment, beneﬁts administration, a self funded workers’ compensation program, labor negotiations, administration of memorandum of understanding with the various employee groups, employee relations, the safety program, compliance with State and Federal employment laws, training and maintenance of personnel systems and ﬁles.
INFORMATION SERVICES (408) 586-2700 Management of technology projects, the City’s technical architecture and infrastructure, providing automation support and training development, support of the City’s web site, Cable TV channel, AM radio station and public-access TV studio, implementation and support of security access systems and all automated data systems. Additionally, Information Services is responsible for the City’s public information function.
PARKS & RECREATION (408) 586-3210 Provides recreational opportunities, parks and facilities for all residents of Milpitas, while preserving and enhancing our city resources.
PLANNING & NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES (408) 586-3274 Reviews land development applications and environmental assessments, insures compliance and provides information on ordinances and policies, maintains the City’s general plan, speciﬁc plans and zoning ordinance, provides key Redevelopment Agency support, insures that residential, commercial and industrial properties are maintained in accordance with city
regulations, operates programs for housing, neighborhood beautiﬁcation, administers the Community Development Block Grant program, and oversees services provided by outside agencies such as fair housing and animal control.
POLICE (408) 586-2400 Keeps the peace and prevents and controls crime. The Department’s nine functions include: Administration, Patrol, Traﬃc, Crossing Guards, Community Relations, Investigations, Communications, Records and Personnel and Training.
PUBLIC WORKS (408) 586-2600 Provides maintenance of City infrastructure, vehicles, equipment, City buildings and facilities.
PURCHASING (408) 586-3146 A division of the Finance Department, Purchasing provides a full range of procurement services, maintains a central stores warehouse, oversees the sale of the City’s surplus property, provides the City’s internal mail service and administers the stockless oﬃce supplies warehousing program.
Building & Safety 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3240 • Fax: (408) 586-3285 www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/building
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE BUILD A SAFER WORLD We are committed to ensuring that all new construction meets health and safety standards and to providing exceptional service.
BE SAFE! OBTAIN PERMITS! Taking out permits and getting inspections from qualiﬁed inspectors provides a source of building expertise leading to citizen’s safety within homes and businesses while avoiding possible future problems with building sales or transactions.
TIMELY SERVICE Our goals include eﬃcient issuance of permits and responsive building inspections for homeowners and businesses as quickly as possible.
INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE Building & Safety Department oﬀers a wide variety of information at the Permit Center, such as information on Plan Submittal Requirements, Permit Fees, Records Research, Hiring Contractors, Engineers and Architects, and many other topics. All this information is also available at Information Kiosk by using a touch screen monitor and at our website, which will allow customers to view and print construction guidelines, receive interactive answers to frequently asked questions and obtain general information. • E-Permits Allow customers to apply for and obtain certain types of permits on-line without leaving their home or oﬃce. • Plan Checking Assist customers in obtaining building permits by reviewing construction plans and documents to ensure building safety through compliance with technical codes, State and local regulations. • Building Inspection Assist homeowners, contractors and businesses to ensure building projects are constructed in accordance with approved plans and in accordance with applicable local and State regulations. In order to streamline inspection process, all related information is also available for inspectors to view on their portable computers at the job site. Our valuable customers are able to schedule an inspection, check the inspection results, check the status of a plan, and check or obtain other general information by either visiting our website or using IVR system (Integrated Voice Response) by calling (408) 586-2797.
EXPEDITE THE PERMITTING PROCESS BY BUILDING GREEN IN MILPITAS Building & Safety Department oﬀers expedited building permit process for residential projects meeting “Build it Green” point rating standard and the LEED “Silver rating for commercial and industrial projects.
HIRE ONLY LICENSED CONTRACTORS Check contractor’s license number online at www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-321-2752.
City Attorney 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3040 • Fax: (408) 586-3056 www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/attorney The City Attorney is the chief legal advisor to the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Redevelopment Agency. The Oﬃce advises the City Council, City Manager, City departments, and all appointed boards and commissions, as well as provides a full range of costeﬀective legal services, including legal representation, analysis and guidance to the City and the Redevelopment Agency. If you have questions regarding interpretation of the Municipal Code or legal questions about City processes or activities, please contact us and we will provide assistance. The City Attorney’s Oﬃce does not generally handle criminal matters and does not provide legal advice to citizens on their private matters. The public is referred to the websites below for assistance with private legal or general criminal matters.
HELPFUL WEBSITES The Santa Clara County Bar Association provides two options to locate an attorney: Public Directory of Attorneys and Attorney Referral Service. http://www.sccba.com The Legal Aid Society is a local non-proﬁt organization that provides free, civil legal services for low-income persons. http://www.legalaidsociety.org/index.html The Pro Bono Project is a non-proﬁt organization that provides legal representation to low-income citizens in family law and other civil cases. http://www.probonoproject. org/index.html Project Sentinel is a non-proﬁt organization that provides fair housing services, tenant-landlord counseling, homeownership assistance, and more. http://www.housing.org Santa Clara County Superior Court Self-Service Center is a website with information and forms for people who are representing themselves in court. http://www.scselfservice.org Santa Clara County Superior Court provides access to information about civil and family law cases ﬁled in the Court. http://www.sccsuperiorcourt.org California Courts Forms provides free access to oﬃcial Judicial Council approved forms for use in California Superior Court. http://www. courtinfo.ca.gov/forms California Courts Self-Help Center is a comprehensive website with links to various organizations on multiple topics. http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp District Attorney The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Oﬃce. http://www.santaclara-da.org/portal/site/da Adult Protective Services Santa Clara County’s Aging and Adult Services Agency (part of the Department of Social Services). http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/daas Child Protective Services Santa Clara County’s Department of Family and Children Services. http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/dfcs Animal Services. The City of Milpitas contracts with the City of San Jose Animal Care & Services for animal-related services. http://www.sanjoseanimals.com
City Clerk 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3003 • www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/clerk
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Where is Milpitas City Hall? 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. at the intersection of N. Milpitas Blvd. Our phone number is 586-3000. Website: www. ci.milpitas.ca.gov. Where is the Milpitas Library? 160 N. Main Street Where is the Milpitas Post Oﬃce? 450 S. Abel Street. I have a question about my water bill; how to start my water service; or how to disconnect my water service and receive a ﬁnal bill. Who can I call? Our City’s Finance Department staﬀ at 586-3100. You can also inquire at that number about obtaining a business license. What day is my trash or recycling pick up? Please call Allied Waste (BFI) to ﬁnd out: 432-0444. Where can I report a fallen tree, cracked sidewalk, street light out or a water leak? Call our Public Works Department at 586-2600. Can I get a copy of my birth/marriage/death certiﬁcate from the City Clerk? No. Those documents are available from the County Clerk - Recorder’s Oﬃce at 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose. The phone number is 299-2481. Where can I ﬁnd out about low-income housing opportunities in Milpitas? Call the City’s Principal Housing Planner at 586-3071. Where do I obtain or renew my Driver’s License? At the CA Department of Motor Vehicles. Call DMV at 1-800-777-0133, 2 DMV ofﬁces near Milpitas are: 111 Alma St., San Jose or 4287 Central Ave., Fremont How do I get my passport from the City Clerk? You may apply for one at the City Clerk’s oﬃce, and the passport will be mailed to you. Call 586-3009 for information. How do I register to vote? Where do I vote? Register to vote on a postcard form by completing it and mailing it to the County Registrar of Voters. Call the Registrar at 299-8683 to ﬁnd out where to vote. Where can I have my ﬁngerprints taken, or get a gun permit, or ﬁle for a permit to host a parade? Call the Milpitas Police Department’s business phone at 586-2400. I got a traﬃc ticket, so where do I pay for it or go to contest it? Call the County’s Traﬃc Court in San Jose at 808-3100.
PASSPORT SERVICES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What are the Hours for Passport Acceptance at the City Clerk’s Oﬃce? Monday through Friday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm How long does it take to get a passport? Routine Service takes 4 weeks. Expedite Service, using overnight mail in both directions, takes 2 weeks. Where can I renew my passport? If your current passport was issued less than 15 years ago and you were 16 years or older, you must renew by mail (applications are available at City Hall). What are the fees? Two separate fees are due at the time of application: 1) a “Passport Processing” fee paid to the U.S. Department of State and 2) an “Application Execution” fee paid to the City of Milpitas. Both must be paid by check or money order (no credit cards) when you come in to City Hall. What is an acceptable Birth Certiﬁcate for passport application process? A government issued (City, County or State Registry) original Birth Certiﬁcate (not a photocopy), which includes a raised seal. California Birth Abstracts or Hospital Birth Certiﬁcates are not acceptable. Where can I get more information? Call the Passport Hotline at (408) 586-3009 or go to the website: www.travel.state.gov. What are the Special Requirements for children under the age of 16? Both parents and the child MUST appear and present the following: • Application form DS-11 • Proof of Citizenship • Parental identiﬁcation If only one parent appears, that parent MUST submit one of the following: • Second parent’s notarized written statement of consent (form available online or at City Hall) • Primary evidence of sole authority to apply: OR • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parent’s unavailability. If I’m leaving in 2 weeks (14 calendar days) or in an emergency situation, where can I get a new or renewed passport? Make an appointment in San Francisco by calling 1-877-487-2778, and make sure that you have a copy of your travel ticket when going to your appointment. If you claim citizenship through the Naturalization of parent(s), what do you need to submit as a proof of citizenship? • • • •
Original, certiﬁed foreign Birth Certiﬁcate with certiﬁed English translation Parent(s) Naturalization Certiﬁcate(s) (original, not photocopy) Alien Registration Card (Permanent Resident Alien card or Green card) Father’s certiﬁed Marriage Certiﬁcate, when claiming citizenship through the father’s Naturalization
The Economic Development Program is part of the City Manager’s Oﬃce and provides services to the business community to facilitate business growth and expansion consistent with the quality of life Milpitas oﬀers. Services provided by Economic Development include: • Serving as a ﬁrst point of contact for businesses locating or expanding within Milpitas • Assisting companies in understanding and working through the development review process • Facilitating linkages to appropriate local, regional and state agencies • Serving as an ombudsman with City Departments and, when necessary, helping to identify solutions • Administration of the City’s Redevelopment Agency
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GOALS The Mayor and City Council are advised on economic development programs and policies by the Economic Development Commission, a nine-member advisory group representing key business sectors and the community at large. They have identiﬁed the following as their key goals: Business Retentions and Attraction Employability of Milpitas Residents
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES The City of Milpitas is a partner with the NOVA, the North Santa Clara Valley Employment and Training agency. NOVA services for job seekers, businesses, and youth include programs listed below. Information Contact: www.novaworks.org or (408) 7307232. The Agency also partners with the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center to provide small business development classes in Milpitas. Information Contact: www. svsbdc.org.
Economic Development SHOP MILPITAS: YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
How does a City receive money to provide community and public safety services? These services are provided by the City’s General Fund and much of the revenues that ﬂow to the General Fund are paid for by the Citizens of Milpitas – as homeowners, approximately 14% of your annual property tax returns to the City’s General Fund for services. Another critical source of City General Fund revenue is from Sales Tax revenues. All residents and visitors who shop in the City help pay for services as nearly 1% of every sales tax dollar is returned to the City to provide City services. STOP AND SHOP MILPITAS: KEEP YOUR SALES TAX DOLLARS AT HOME!
The City of Milpitas is home to over 25 shopping districts and centers - ranging from the McCarthy Ranch and Great Mall regional shopping centers, to community shopping centers such as Town Center, Victoria Square, Milpitas Center and Serra shopping centers, to culturally focused centers like Milpitas Square, Lion’s Center and Ulferts Center. Two car dealerships call Milpitas home: Piercey Toyota’s and South Bay Honda which are both located oﬀ I-880 at Great Mall. Shopping and patronizing all these businesses helps fund the City services that you use and value, so “Stop and Shop” Milpitas merchants as much as possible. LOCAL BUYING VS. INTERNET BUYING: RESEARCH GLOBALLY, SHOP LOCALLY!
Internet shopping is a great way to research future purchases and buying from the Internet is often very convenient. Why does Internet shopping aﬀect the City? Sales tax charged to Internet purchases are distributed throughout the state…the City of Milpitas does not retain your Internet sales tax dollars to support local services. Is there a local business that oﬀers the same merchandise available on the Internet? Remember: Research the Internet, but Buy Local!
MEET AND GREET MILPITAS LOCAL HOTELS OFFER MANY LOCAL AMENITIES!
Milpitas is home to more than 20 hotels that serve Silicon Valley businesses and residents. Milpitas hotels oﬀer meeting rooms for corporate and community users and are easily accessible from the major freeways and major local streets. Hotel managers and staﬀ participate in local events and support community events. Local hoteliers oﬀer packages for special events to both the business and community patrons. When your overnight guest, visitor or business traveler stays in a Milpitas hotel, most of the room tax goes to the City’s General Fund to help maintain City parks and to provide public safety and neighborhood services.
STAY-CATION OPPORTUNITIES IN MILPITAS The City of Milpitas is home to nearly 2,700 hotel rooms, ranging from Class A hotels to suites hotels to moderately price hotels to serve all residents and visitors. Milpitas Hotels oﬀer a wide range of meeting and convention space and are especially adept at supporting family and class reunions, graduation, birthday and anniversary parties along with weddings and wakes. Use the Milpitas City Guide and Yellow Pages to ﬁnd the hotel right for you and your special event. Taking your “StayCation” in Milpitas puts you and your family within easy access of the east foothills with wonderful hiking, picnicking, ﬁshing and horseback riding. Two world Class Golf Courses – Summit Pointe and Spring Valley oﬀer 18-holes of breathtaking golﬁng. Grab a lunch at the golf courses, too, as they oﬀer beautiful views of the entire South Bay. Tired of exercise? Try shopping at the Great Mall, a Simon/Mills shopping center, with 1.2 million square feet of market and discount shopping opportunities. Check out the new Coach Outlet, DNKY Outlet, Forever 21 Store, St. John Outlet, Neiman Marcus, Oﬀ-5th Avenue, Victoria’s Secret, Timberland, H&M, 2Bebe stores just to name a few of the high quality brands located within walking distance of some of Milpitas’s hotels. Take the kids shopping at the Great Mall, too! Gymboree, Carter and Stride Rite will shoe and cloth them for less and you can top the day oﬀ with wonderful entertainment. Ready for a movie? The Great Mall Century Cinemas oﬀer 20 screens of the top rated movies, Dave and Buster’s oﬀers arcade fun for all ages and Bounce-A-Rama oﬀers a unique bouncing experiencing that the young ones will never forget. Need more food suggestions while shopping? Try the Food Court with local as well as national restaurants, Chipotle, Coconut Grove, Outback Steakhouse and Dave and Busters to ease your hunger pains. A stop at McCarthy Ranch, one of the ﬁrst Big Box shopping centers in the Santa Clara County, will put you in the center of ﬁne and casual dining and convenient shopping. From Wal-Mart to Best Buy to David’s Bridal and Borders and the new Dollar Tree, you can ﬁnd something for the entire family.
Photographs by Alan Yatagai
During the summer months take advantage of the City’s FREE services with Open Air Movies in the Park, Summer Concert Series and “Red, White and Boom” July 4th Spectacular with ﬁreworks and concert. Enjoy the Sports Center pools on July 4th and every summer day as part of your “StayCation.” With over 26 parks, biking and hiking trails along the many creeks that ﬂow through Milpitas, your family will enjoy a reasonably priced, fun-ﬁlled “StayCation” by staying in Milpitas this year. Check the Parks and Recreation City Guide Pages and Yellow Page ads for more information on these fantastic events.
STAYCATION EQUATION: Family Money Saved + Fun Shopping, Dining and Playing Experiences = Happy Residents and Visitors and Revenue Generation to the City for your continued excellence in public facilities!
455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3300 • Fax: (408) 586-3305 • TDD: (408) 586-3013 www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/engineering
URBAN DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR FUTURE Milpitas is a rapidly changing city. Good engineering and design of all public improvements ensures that the City of Milpitas continues to serve our residents, businesses, visitors and community at large with a safe and attractive city to live, work, and play. The City of Milpitas Engineering Department employs a staﬀ of 27 dedicated to enhancing quality of life in Milpitas with well-engineered City infrastructure projects and safeguarding the City’s resources. The design, management, and construction of public and private construction projects and improvements is incorporated and coordinated through four sections: Design & Construction, Land Development, Traﬃc, and Utility Engineering. Three projects in ﬁscal year 2010-2011 are funded in large part by grants from the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) and a fourth includes a strategic multi year retroﬁt of the City’s drinking water delivery system. The Department of Energy approved $662,400 in ARRA funding for two energy eﬃciency projects. Construction in summer 2010 will replace a failed chiller unit at the Public Works / Police Department building that may result in a $26,000 PG&E rebate. Lighting conversion from 400-watt high pressure sodium lamps to 200-watt light emitting diode lamps begins in spring 2011. Approximately $1 million will go towards the City’s annual street resurfacing program. Water System Seismic Improvements, funded entirely by Milpitas water rate payers, is a $3.9 million program to upgrade and strengthen the aging system and increase emergency response capabilities. The program identiﬁes over four miles of “back bone” piping and over 4,700 valves for retroﬁt and replacement. It will also purchase ﬂexible, portable hose for temporary above-ground connectivity and two generators for pump stations.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION All of the City’s projects involving facility design and construction or improvements are called Capital Improvement Projects. This section manages design and construction of streets, water, sewer and storm drain projects, and improvements for parks and recreation facilities. All of the City’s needs are considered to compile a progressive ﬁve-year Capital Improvement Program that is summarized annually. This plan details cost estimates, scheduling and funding. City Council funds the ﬁrst year of this ongoing ﬁve-year plan during its annual budget process.
LAND DEVELOPMENT Technical review for architects and developers ensures that residential and commercial developments are consistent with City standards and Master Plans for the City’s roadways and utilities. This section reviews construction plans and subdivision maps to issue encroachment permits. It administers the National Flood Insurance Program and manages the Local Improvement, Landscape Maintenance and Community Facilities Districts. Electronic maps of all City streets and utilities are developed and updated. And, public access to all City construction drawings, maps and aerial photos is assured.
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING Local and regional traﬃc impacts everyone. This section manages the City’s roadway network and balances the demands created by new development. Traﬃc engineering studies evaluate the appropriate traﬃc controls for neighborhood and commercial streets. This section also pursues grant funding from county, state, and federal sources.
UTILITY ENGINEERING Essential municipal services provide safe drinking water, preserving our environment through recycling and waste reduction services, urban runoﬀ pollution control, wastewater management for residents and business, and recycled water delivery systems for businesses. Utility system planning and development review for connection to City water and sewer utilities, along with urban run oﬀ pollution and waste reduction programs, go beyond regulatory compliance to ensure quality of life in Milpitas.
Our mission is to serve and protect the community of Milpitas. Preservation of life, property, and the environment within this community is the reason for our existence. Most of you already know that the Fire Department responds to thousands of emergencies in Milpitas every year. When they are not responding to alarms, personnel are training rigorously, providing safety classes to citizens, making sure that the emergency equipment remains in a state of readiness, cleaning the ﬁrehouse, or making a great pot of chili at the end of a hard day’s work. What many people don’t realize is how much time the Fire Department spends preventing the emergencies from occurring in the ﬁrst place. The Prevention Division is dedicated to helping residents and business owners comply with federal, state, and local ﬁre codes that save countless lives each year. Contact the Prevention Division for help with ﬁre code compliance:
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New construction, remodels, additions, change of occupancy Hazardous materials storage and/or use Fire detection and/or extinguishing systems Fire safety inspections for businesses & apartments in Milpitas Weed abatement
RESPONSE DIVISION (408) 586-2800 • • • •
A-Battalion B-Battalion C-Battalion D-Battalion (Disaster Preparedness)
PREVENTION DIVISION (408) 586-3365 • Fire Plans & Permits • Hazardous Materials Regulation • Inspections & Investigations
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE:
(408) 586-2800 (CALL 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES)
The Milpitas Fire Department wants to make sure that
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN SURVIVE if disaster strikes.
In the event of a disaster aﬀecting Milpitas, tune your battery operated radio to 1620 AM and your television to Channel 15. Before disaster strikes: • Keep an emergency kit containing water, food, and supplies for a minimum of 7-days for each member of the family. Details on what to include in your kit can be found in the Earthquake Information section at: www.ready.gov/america/get_a_kit and www.redcross.org/services/disaster. • Create a plan for home escape and family communications in the event of a ﬁre or a large-scale disaster. Sample plans can be found at: www.ready.gov/america/make_a_ plan and www.redcross.org/services/disaster. • Help your entire neighborhood and your city’s emergency workers by enrolling in Milpitas’ citizen preparedness course, Strategic Action For Emergencies (S.A.F.E.) These courses are oﬀered free of charge by your Milpitas Fire Department. For more information on how to make sure you and your family are SAFE, contact the Milpitas Fire Department at (408) 586-2800, visit the website at www.ci.milpitas. ca.gov/citydept/ﬁre, or contact the Milpitas Emergency Preparedness Commission at (408) 586-3024.
Human Resources The City of Milpitas Human Resources Department is responsible for ensuring that the City is well served by a high performance workforce through equitable and eﬀective Human Resources customer service. We provide services and support in the areas of recruitment and selection, beneﬁts administration, employee development, employee and labor relations, workers’ compensation, payroll, centralized employment records and policy administration. We are committed to providing our internal and external customers with quality human resources products and services and retain the best employees to serve the people of Milpitas. We have an array of methods that demonstrate our commitment, including: • Educating citizens about public service careers through our participation with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce Job Faire. • Recognizing outstanding city employees through our Gene Schwab Awards—”Service Above Self ” sponsored by our Milpitas Rotary Club. • Recognizing and celebrating employees who reach 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service at our annual Service Awards Luncheon. • Aid charities through the Charitable Campaign, Milpitas’s annual work-place giving initiative. The City employs nearly 200 temporary employees in the summer to assist Parks and Recreation Summer Programs and Public Works summer projects. Our diverse public service workforce is composed of 400 full-time professionals who provide service in the areas of: • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Finance/Accounting Administrative/Clerical Attorneys Building and Safety Economic Development Engineering Human Resources Information Services Public Safety – Fire and Police Planning Research & Analysis Parks and Recreation Specialized Maintenance
We are an equal opportunity employer and are proud of our employees who represent a cross-section of the people in our community.
Information Services The Information Services Department provides technical support to all City departments as well as delivers information and services to the community through television and radio media and most recently, WiFi. Check out the diﬀerent ways to receive information about the City and how you can beneﬁt as a resident.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE MILPITAS CITY WEBSITE Is there a particular program or City Department that interests you? Want to keep yourself updated with a click of a button? The new City of Milpitas website does just that. Log on to www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov and go to Online Services to sign up or just click “Subscribe to this Page” when you are browsing through our site!
PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENT TELEVISION Turn to cable Channel 15 and watch the Milpitas Government Channel! On Channel 15 you can see City Council, Planning Commission and School Board meetings. Public service announcements and information on community events are broadcasting daily. Along with Channel 15, the Information Services Department supports the operation of MCTV 26, Milpitas Community Television. This is a public access channel that broadcasts educational, cultural and entertainment programs created by Milpitas residents! A production studio is available at Milpitas City Hall for recording programming. Visit www.MCTV.org for more information on what is playing and how to schedule your own programs.
AM 1620 KMLP Did you know that the City operates an AM Radio Station? KMLP 1620 is an emergency notiﬁcation radio station that can be used in case of natural disasters or other emergencies. In the event of a community emergency, tune to 1620 AM.
MUNICIPAL WIFI Over 300 WiFi nodes have been installed in Milpitas providing you wireless broadband Internet Service at no cost! This service is provided by a private non-proﬁt organization, Silicon Valley Unwired, and a group of corporate sponsors. For more information and instructions on how to access the network, see www.svunwired.org.
Parks & Recreation Services
RECREATIONAL SERVICES The Milpitas Parks & Recreation Services Department is dedicated to providing endless opportunities for the community to have recreational, healthful and educational experiences. The Department services all age groups (young children to senior citizens), through the various Community Programs oﬀered. Youth & Teen programs include Preschool, after school care programs, Rainbow Theatre (dramatics), teen programs, a year-round swim team, summer swim lessons, summer day camps, and special interest classes (arts & crafts, cooking, dance, music, ﬁtness, and individual and team sports). Adult programs include the Sports Center (ﬁtness center and many aerobics/ﬁtness classes, lap swim, and adult sports programs), and various special interest classes (ie: dance, music and sports). The Senior Center oﬀers drop-in and class-style activities, day trips, a lunch program, and Case Manager services. Other oﬀerings include city-wide special events, grants for cultural art events, and volunteer services. The Community Center, Senior Center, Teen Center and multiple outdoor facilities are also available to rent, for functions up to 300 people.
PARKS DIVISION Milpitas has 32 neighborhood parks and one dog park totaling 172 park acres available for your enjoyment. These include a football ﬁeld, 21 baseball ﬁelds, 13 soccer ﬁelds, 22 tennis courts, 4.5 basketball courts, 7 volleyball and 4 handball courts, 32 playgrounds and 43 picnic areas. Park Maintenance keeps the 534 athletic and security lights bright, clears the 48 miles of pathways, cares for 3,449 trees, mows 5,600 turf acres annually, removes graﬃti immediately, and provides weed and insect control. For any Parks questions call 586-3225.
Photograph by Maria Mrasek
Parks & Recreation Services SPORTS CENTER
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3225 • Fax: (408) 942-2460 • TDD: (408) 586-3289 The City of Milpitas is committed to improving the quality of life for our community. Through quality ﬁtness instructors and equipment, we strive to meet your individual needs. The Milpitas Sports Center is a full service ﬁtness center that offers something for everyone. Our facility includes a 33-piece ﬁtness center, 3 pools, large gym, and two aerobics studios. Locker rooms and showers are available to members.
FITNESS PROGRAMS • • • • • • • • • • • •
Fit Over 50 Power Sculpt Yogalates Zumba Sculpt Interval Yoga - Beginning, Gentle, Hatha, F.I.T. & Cardio Butts & Guts Step and Tone Prenatal Yoga Pilates Fitness Camp Fit Mix
AQUATICS PROGRAMS Lap Swimming for Adults Water Excercise Arthritis Aquatic Exercise Moms in Motion pre-natal ﬁtness • Rusty Hinges • • • •
ADULT SPORTS PROGRAMS
Photograph by Maria Mrasek
• Men’s & Co-Ed Softball Leagues • Basketball Leagues • Basketball Open Gym • Volleyball Open Gym • Table Tennis Open Gym
For complete program information, call
(408) 586-3225 or visit the Sports Center section
of Recreation Services’ webpage at
Parks & Recreation Services YOUTH PROGRAMS
457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 408-586-3210 • Fax: 408-586-3295 • TDD: 408-586-3289 The Recreation Services Youth Program Team (YPT) mission is partner with families to promote the healthy development of youth in our community. The YPT provides programs and activities for our youth that engage them in healthy, active experiences following the core values of strength and family based practice, excellence, embrace diversity, collaboration, youth as resources and healthy lifestyles.
PRESCHOOL We oﬀer two preschool programs that provide young children with the opportunity to learn with others in their similar age group. Animal Crackers encourage creative hands-on fun while learning cooperation, problem solving, language, music, motor skills and more. This program is oﬀered to ages 3.2 years (38 months) and not entering Kindergarten in Fall 2010. KinderKids is a sensory-motor based, hands-on class for those energetic children. This program is oﬀered to age 4-5 and entering Kindergarten in Fall 2010.
AFTER THE BELL After The Bell is an extension of the classroom where we stimulate children’s brains through fun and exciting learning activities by specially trained and energetic staﬀ. Children will receive homework help, participate in teambuilding games, enjoy creative activities and experience new recreational opportunities, such as tennis, dance, science and much more. After the Bell is currently being oﬀered at Burnett, Curtner, Weller and Zanker Elementary School from school dismissal until 6:00pm. Call the Milpitas Community Center for more information at (408) 586-3210.
RAINBOW THEATRE All children, ages 8-18 are invited to audition for these productions, with the exceptions of ages 12-18 for the Teen Show, and 8-20 for the Summer show. For children ages 5-8, the Mini Actor’s program is a great way to introduce them into acting. All shows and auditions are held at the Milpitas Community Center. For more information on the Rainbow Theatre program contact (408) 586-2777.
Parks & Recreation Services YOUTH PROGRAMS
TEEN CENTER – Located 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 The Teen Center oﬀers a free drop-in program for teen’s ages 12-17 years old. The Teen Center is equipped with two pool tables, a ping-pong table, computer/homework lab, ﬂat screen TV and a full kitchen. All teens attending the Teen Center must have a registration form on ﬁle. Call the Milpitas Teen Center for information on events, registration and hours of operation at (408) 586-3296.
MILPITAS VOLUNTEER PARTNERS The City of Milpitas hosts many community programs, events, and activities throughout the year that serve the Milpitas population and local surrounding areas. Volunteers are frequently recruited to assist in various aspects of these programs, providing valuable staﬀ support, as well as help and encouragement to citizens. Opportunities exist for working on a variety of tasks in every department within the City structure. Diﬀerent opportunities are available at various times throughout the year and time commitments vary based on the speciﬁc task requirements and the volunteers’ availability. All those interested in volunteering must complete an MVP application and pass the screening and interview process speciﬁc to a given opportunity. Call (408) 586-3207 for volunteer opportunities.
SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES FOR YOUTH, TEENS & ADULTS The City of Milpitas Parks & Recreation Services oﬀers a wide variety of special interest classes for youth, teens and adults. Arts & Crafts Creative Writing Dance Dramatics Driver’s Education
Golf Music & Song Public Speaking Science Self Defense
Tai Chi Tennis Tumbling & Much More!!
For more information, check out our current Activity Guide, call the Milpitas Community Center at (408) 586-3210., or visit our website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.
Parks & Recreation Services SENIOR CENTER
40 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (Opening Summer of 2010) (408) 586-2775 • Fax: (408) 942-3958 • TDD: (408) 586-3292
Rendering by Noll & Tam
If you are looking for a place to have fun, come on down to the Barbara Lee Senior Center! Senior citizens, as young as 50 years, are invited to participate in the activities and programs oﬀered at the Milpitas Senior Center. The Senior Center oﬀers classes, trips, socials and a weekday lunch program. For more information on upcoming events and programs, call and request a copy of the “Senior Connection” newsletter. The rendering above shows the proposed design for the new Senior Center which will be open in Summer of 2010.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS • • • • • • • • • •
Senior Nutrition Lunch Program Live Entertainment Monthly Birthday Parties BINGO (Every Wednesday, and 1st & 2nd Tuesday) Pool & Ping Pong Table Day Trips Potluck Dinners & Bingo Mah Jong Card Games Classes: (Guitar, Dance, Painting, AARP Mature Driving) Book Club
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BART Passes Blood Pressure Checks County Transit Stickers Financial & Tax Advice (February-April) Insurance Billing (HICAP) Legal Assistance (SALA) Project Match - home sharing Outreach Paratransit Resource
CASE MANAGER AVAILABLE
Many activities are also oﬀered in Mandarin, such as Chinese Opera, Karaoke and Calligraphy.
• Social Services: Medicare, Medi-Cal, Social Security • In-Home health care needs • Transportation • Housing
SENIOR CENTER RENTALS
Call (408) 586-2775 for an appointment.
Looking for a place for up to 200 people? Try the Senior Center!
Parks & Recreation Services SENIOR PROGRAMS
EVENING BINGO & FITNESS ACTIVITIES Do you enjoy Bingo and are looking for a place in Milpitas to play? Milpitas’ Barbara Lee Senior Center oﬀers sessions that are open to the general public (minimum age 18 years). Minimum buy-in is $5.00 per person for a Game Pack (includes 10 games/6 cards per game). A snack bar is also available for purchasing food. Weekly sessions are also played for those ages 50 and up, with the same minimum buy-in required.
SIT & FIT EXERCISES Come excercise with us using video tapes and gentle/no-threatening movements to stretch and tone muscles, improve balance and enhance the strength in your legs and arms. If you have limited mobility, these videos are perfect for you because they can be done while standing or sitting down!
STAR TRACKERS WALKING GROUP The Star Trackers walking program allows you to track how far you walk each week with us, and receive incentive rewards as you reach certain mileage markers. Staﬀ leads walks around the Senior Center area and local shopping centers. For more detailed information on our programs, call the Barbare Lee Senior Center at (408) 586-2775 or visit our website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.
Parks & Recreation Services COMMUNITY CENTER
457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-3210 • Fax: (408) 586-3295 • TDD: (408) 586-3267 Many City parks and facilities may be reserved for a variety of functions throughout the year. Rental fees vary by facility type and reservations are available on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve basis. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for all park and facility reservation applications, in addition to any applicable rental and insurance fees. This application fee is already included in the park reservation fees. Community Center, Senior Center, Sports Center, Teen Center and Jose Higuera Adobe Building facility reservations can be made up to a year in advance by Milpitas residents and up to 6 months in advance by non-residents. Rooms accommodating 25 to 300 people along with other amenities are available. Please call the center you are interested in and ask to have detailed facility rental information
mailed to you. All fees and facility rules and regulations are subject to change. Park Reservations. Park reservations can be made up to a year in advance by Milpitas residents and up to 6 months in advance by non-residents. Park reservations must be made a minimum of 5 business days in advance. Park Rental Fees: Small Parks (less than 50 people capacity) are $40* per day for residents, $54* per day for non-residents. Large Parks (50+ capacity) are $60* per day for residents, $74* per day for non-residents. These rental fees include the $20 nonrefundable application fee. *Depending on the type of event, additional charges and/or insurance may be required. Please Note: All fees and facility rules and regulations are subject to change. Large parks require a $250 deposit.
Parks & Recreation Services RENTAL FEES
All rentals require a $20 application fee. All application fees, insurance and custodial fees are non-refundable. Please Note: All fees and facility rules and regulations are subject to change. COMMUNITY CENTER (408) 586-3210 Rental Deposits: Auditorium Other Rooms Auditorium (3 hr min.) Conference Room (full) Conference Room (half ) Classroom/Dance Studio (2 hr min.)
$500 $100 $145/hr $50/hr $22.50/hr $21.50/hr
$500 $150 $205/hr $73/hr $30/hr $28/hr
HIGUERA ADOBE BUILDING (408) 586-3210 Res. $500 $80/hr
Rental Deposit Building Rental (3 hr min.)
N/Res. $500 $13250/hr
MILPITAS SENIOR CENTER (408) 586-2775 Res. $500 $100/hr $25/hr
Rental Deposit Auditorium (3 hr min.) Classrooms:
N/Res. $500 $150/hr $35/hr
SPORTS CENTER (408) 586-3225 Large Gym (3 hour minimum) Deposit Attendant (each) Gym Use Fee
$500 $30/hr $50/hr
$500 $60/hr $100/hr
Pools (2 hour minimum rental fee and lifeguards fees) Deposit $500 Lifeguard (per guard) $15/hr Training Pool $50/hr Yard Pool $60/hr Meter Pool $70/hr
$500 $30/hr $100/hr $120/hr $140/hr
FIELDS & OUTDOOR FACILITY RENTALS (408) 586-3225 TEEN CENTER (408) 586-3225 Res. Rental Deposit Facility Rental Fee
N/Res. $500 $80/hr
Parks & Recreation Services CITY PARKS & FACILITIES GUIDE
Many City parks and facilities may be reserved for a variety of functions throughout the year. Rental fees vary by facility type and reservations are available on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrstserve basis. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for all park and facility reservation applications, in addition to any applicable rental and insurance fees. This application fee is already included in the park reservation fees. Milpitas Residents can reserve rental facilities up to one year in advance (6 months in advance for non-residents). Rental facilities reservation require a minimum of 30 days from the rental date. Park rentals require a minimum of 5 business days. For information on facility rentals, please call Parks and Recreation Services at (408) 586-3210, or the speciﬁc facility itself.
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1 Milpitas Community Center 457 E. Calaveras Blvd. 2 Milpitas Senior Center
540 S. Abel St.
3 Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.
3 Milpitas Teen Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.
4 Community Library
40 N. Milpitas Blvd.
5 Ben Rodgers Park
Grand Teton at Sequoia Calle Oriente off N. Park Victoria Kennedy Dr. at N. Park Victoria Olympic west of S. Park Victoria Dixon Landing at Milmont Roswell Dr. at Roswell Ct. Paseo Rufugio and Santa Rita
6 Calle Oriente Mini-Park 7 Cardoza Park 8 Creighton Park 9 Dixon Landing Park 10 Foothill Park 11 Gill Memorial Park 12 Hall Memorial Park 13 Hidden Lake Park 14 Higuera Adobe Park 15 Hillcrest Park 16 Murphy Park
LaHonda and Cayote N. Milpitas Blvd., N. of Esquela Pkwy. Wessex off N. Park Victoria Fieldcrest off Crescent Yellowstone east of S. Park Victoria
17 Pinewood Park
Lonetree & Starlite Ct.
18 Sandalwood Park 19 Selwyn Park
Escuela Pkwy & Russell Selwyn Dr. off Dempsey Rd.
20 Sinnott Park
Clear Lake & Tahoe
21 Starlite Park 22 Strickroth Park 23 Augustine Memorial Park 24 Jones Memorial Park 25 Robert E. Browne Park
Rudyard & Abbott Ave. Martil & Gemma, off Tramway Cortez & Coelho, off Esquela Jacklin at Hillview Yellowstone east of S. Park Victoria
26 Rancho Softball Field
27 Milpitas High School Pool
1285 Escuela Pkwy
28 Sal Cracolice Building
30 Pecot Park
540 S. Abel St. Sandy Wool Lake (Ed Levin Co. Park) Dixon Landing, west of Conway
31 Parc Metro - East
Curtis, east of Main St.
29 Milpitas Dog Park
32 Parc Metro - Middle
Curtis, east of Main St.
33 Parc Metro - West
Curtis, east of Main St.
34 Hetch Hetchy Linear Pkwy
East side of Santa Rita Calaveras, east of Piedmond Calaveras Ridge, so. of Country Club
35 Alviso Adobe 36 Calaveras Ridge 37 Tom Evatt Park 38 John McDermott Park 39 O’Toole Elms Park
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Planning & Neighborhood Services
The Planning and Neighborhood Services Department consists of the Planning, Housing and Neighborhood Services Divisions. Child Care Resources is now also included.
NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION Committed to Improving the Quality of Life in Milpitas PLANNING The planning reviews private development projects ranging from new housing development and business signs to large oﬃce buildings. Reviews are based on City Codes, the General Plan, Speciﬁc Plans and other adopted goals and policies. The Division is also responsible for planning the future physical, social, and economic development of the City. Examples of Advanced Planning would include the Midtown Speciﬁc Plan, the Transit Area Study and General Plan Updates. Planning Division activities include: • Review of individual development proposals for compliance with the City’s General Plan, the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Environmental Regulations. • Providing information about planning, zoning and planning permit requirements to the public. • Providing staﬀ to the Planning Commission and the Community Advisory Commission. Contact Information for Planning: Phone (408) 586-3279 or visit our website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov and select the Planning and Neighborhood Services Department.
HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES The Neighborhood Services Division ensures that residential, commercial and industrial properties are maintained in accordance with the City Codes and Uniform Housing Code. Neighborhood Services Division activities include: • Administration of the Graﬃti Abatement and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Programs and the Animal Regulations • Administration of the Neighborhood Beautiﬁcation Ordinance • Oversight of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund • Oversight of the City’s Aﬀordable Housing and Rehabilitation Loan Programs Contact Information for Neighborhood Services: Graﬃti Hotline: (408) 586-3079 Housing: (408) 586-3071 Neighborhood Beautiﬁcation Hotline: (408) 586-3074 Neighborhood Preservation: (408) 586-3075
CHILD CARE SERVICES The Child Care Resource mission is committed to advocating for quality child care and to supporting and educating child care providers, parents and the general public. Our vision in providing quality child care is an investment in the future of children, families and our community. Are you in need of child care? Child care resource and referral assistance is available through the City of Milpitas Recreation Services’ Child Care Program. Call (408) 586-3077, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE PAL is a program oﬀering healthy, safe activities to the youth of our community as an alternative to street crime, drugs and violence. Currently, three well established sporting activities are in the PAL program: Milpitas PAL Soccer, Milpitas PAL Knights Football and Jr. Giant’s Baseball. For more information, contact the PAL Executive Director at (408) 586-2527.
1265 N. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 586-2600 • Fax: (408) 586-2610 • TDD: (408) 586-2611 www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/pworks
A FULL SERVICE DEPARTMENT Travel on a city street, stroll through your neighborhood park, drink a glass of water and you beneﬁt from services provided by the City of Milpitas Public Works Department. This diverse department shares one common goal: a high standard of infrastructure maintenance for our quality of life in Milpitas. Staﬀed with 57 full time employees, Public Works houses ﬁve maintenance sections: Streets, Trees & Landscape, Utilities (water, sewer and storm drains), City Facilities, and Fleet Maintenance.
STREET MAINTENANCE & SWEEPING Regular and 24-hour emergency street maintenance includes lights, signs, signals and repairs. This section is responsible for repairing 139 street miles and sidewalks, including striping every 12 months and pavement marking every 18 months, as well as asphalt repairs. Street Maintenance watches over 7,523 street signs, keeps 4,354 street lights and 68 traﬃc signals in operation, and tests 29 alarms for your safety. It also provides graﬃti removal and pick-up of dead animals on public property. Allied Waste Services provides bi-weekly street sweeping. Call 432-0444 for a schedule.
TREES & LANDSCAPE Neighborhood trees and street landscaping beneﬁt our community economically, environmentally, and visually. The Street Tree Program provides regular pruning of 13,000 city street trees, and best management practices to control pests and diseases. This crew plants 500 public street trees annually, and follows a pruning cycle to ensure that each city street tree is cared for to maintain a healthy urban forest. The Landscape Program maintains 108 acres of street landscaping including two new trails along Coyote and Berryessa Creeks.
UTILITY MAINTENANCE The City’s entire water, sewer, and storm systems are operated and maintained 24 hours a day. Utility Maintenance operates and maintains 203 miles of water lines, 1,756 ﬁre hydrants, 5 water tanks with a capacity of 15.64 million gallon capacity, 4 water pump stations, and 53 test stations. The sewer system includes 173 miles of pipeline, 2,608 manholes, and two sewage pump stations. The storm system includes 105 miles of pipeline, 3,665 catch basins, 1,404 manholes, and 13 storm pump stations. And, our recycled water system serves business and landscape areas with 19 miles of pipeline and 172 service connections. Utility Maintenance crews respond to all service requests within 30 minutes regardless of time or day.
CITY FACILITIES Milpitas City Hall, Public Works & Police Dept. Buildings, and the Community, Senior, Sports, and Teen Centers, plus15 acres of grounds upkeep and daily maintenance operations from this section. Departments rely on this section’s eﬃciency to provide services for public beneﬁt. City Facilities also maintains historical buildings such as the Higuera and Alviso Adobes.
FLEET MAINTENANCE The City of Milpitas maintains the entire city ﬂeet of 362 unlicensed and 269 licensed vehicles including police and ﬁre apparatus. This section orders and maintains its own stock of parts and is responsible for providing diesel and unleaded fuel. It recycles tires, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, and cardboard. “Automotive Service Excellence” Certiﬁed Master Technicians keep this ﬂeet in safe, running order.
Recycling & Garbage Services F MILPI YO
Whether you live in an apartment, condominium, townhome, mobile home or single family house the City of Milpitas and Allied Waste Services provide eﬃcient solid waste services to your home.
There are three important things to remember: • Keep accepted recycling materials separate from garbage. W • Keep access to containers and sidewalks open. E R E YCL C • Don’t overload recycling and garbage containers. These services do not accept bulky items, sod, concrete, dirt and hazardous materials.
APARTMENTS & MULTI-FAMILY HOMES For recycling, your complex may use blue carts or large white bins. Large blue bins are used for garbage. Depending on your complex, you either place recycling and garbage in the proper container or it is collected from a central area and placed for you. Sorry, complexes with large garbage bins do not receive motor oil recycling. Check out the info below for hazardous materials disposal and to Recycle Right!
CONDOMINIUMS, TOWNHOMES, & MOBILEHOMES Your complex may have “curbside collection” or the collection style described for apartments. You do not receive the Yard Trimmings Recycling Program. Check out the info below for hazardous materials disposal and to Recycle Right! Motor oil recycling is oﬀered with curbside collection, however most complexes do not allow car repair on premises. Contact your HOA or resident manager before recycling motor oil with your regular recycling.
SINGLE FAMILY CURBSIDE COLLECTION Your neighborhood receives a variety of recycling and garbage options. Please refer to the graphic for set out requirements. Containers may be set out 12 hours before, and left out 12 hours after, your collection day. At all other times, containers must be kept out of public view. Place recycling and garbage carts in the street, wheels against the curb and lids closed. Please do not buy your own carts. These cannot be collected. The 96-gallon garbage cart is an optional service that costs an additional $5.72 bimonthly. You may also use 32-gallon garbage cans with lids (no 45-gallon cans) and 32-gallon garbage bags tied at the top. Cans cannot exceed 75 lbs. and bags cannot exceed 25 lbs.
Resource Conservation & Protection
The Utility Engineering Section manages water conservation, urban run oﬀ pollution control and waste reduction programs to help ensure quality of life for Milpitas residents and best management practices for businesses. Your participation at home and work is critical to conserving resources for our future.
SAVE WATER Milpitas residents and businesses use water wisely throughout the year. Thank you for maintaining a 12 percent reduction citywide with voluntary water reduction eﬀorts. As drought conditions continue, we’ll need to try new ideas that help Milpitas save water. Call SCVWD at 265-2607, ext. 2554, or visit www.valleywater.org: • Commercial Water Conservation • Water Wise House Call from the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD). Programs & Rebates • Weather-based Irrigation Controller Call (800) 548-1822 or visit Installation www.valleywater.org • Irrigation Hardware, Clothes Washer & • Faucet aerators and low-ﬂow showerheads High Eﬃciency Toilet Rebates • Water Eﬃcient Landscape Workshops
YOU’RE THE SOLUTION TO WATER POLLUTION! Urban water run-oﬀ ﬂows from streets into storm drains and travels untreated directly into South San Francisco Bay. On its way water washes over chemicals from cars and landscapes, picks up litter and debris in the street, or it contains detergents from car washing. You can minimize the impacts of pollution in our waterways and to ﬁsh and marine life: • Call 911 immediately when you see • Keep leaves and grass clippings out of anyone dumping into creeks, gutters or the gutter storm drains • Wash your car on a landscaped area • Keep your car in tune and ﬁx leaks using small amounts of soaps without promptly detergents or use a commercial car wash • Use safer alternatives to pesticides and • Call the City of Milpitas Pollution herbicides Prevention Hotline at 586-2605 • Never litter or let trash get into waterways
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, BUY RECYCLED Milpitas achieved a 60 percent disposal reduction rate (based upon waste generated in our city in 2002). Your important eﬀorts to recycle and reduce waste extends the useful “life” of the Newby Island Landﬁll, supports recycling jobs, sustains the environment and keeps Milpitas clean.
Recycling is important, but remember: • Reduce what you use • Reuse what you can
• Recycle and compost • Buy recycled-content products
Try “PRECYCLE” – PREvent waste before you reCYCLE: • • • • • •
Shop locally Shop with cloth totes Reuse packaging materials Buy in bulk whenever possible Remove your address from mailing lists Stop using throw-away plates, cups, utensils, paper towels and napkins • Use washable water and food containers, plates, utensils and cloth napkins at home and work
• Buy products made with recycled content, such as glass and plastic or containers bottom-stamped with , and recycled toiled paper and tissues • Carry a lightweight coﬀee cup with safety lid—and ask for a discount at the coﬀee shop • Call the City of Milpitas Reuse Line at 586-2680 for a free reusable tote bag!
Backyard Boogie On Tour – Summer Concert Series – August 10th Laurent Fargo & His Ensemble at Pinewood Park
Cultural Arts Events Community Concert Band Performance
Cultural Arts Events Community Concert Band Performance Backyard Boogie On Tour – Summer Concert Series – June 22nd Bruce Guynn & Big Rain, at Murphy Park
Cultural Arts Events Month of the Young Child Arbor Day Tree Planting & Clean-APark Event
Fourth of July Festivities Backyard Boogie On Tour – Summer Concert Series – July 13th Orquesta Borinquen at Cardoza Park – July 27th Jessica Johnson at City Hall Civic Center
FEBRUARY Cultural Arts Events
MAY Cultural Arts Events Memorial Day Ceremony Older Americans Month Senior Center BBQ & Dance
Photographs by Alan Yatagai
Calendar of Events SEPTEMBER Cultural Arts Events
OCTOBER Halloween Event
NOVEMBER Veterans Day Ceremony Community Concert Band Performance
DECEMBER Tree Lighting Ceremony Breakfast with Santa Senior Center Holiday Dinner & Dance Milpitas Parks & Foundation Festival of Trees Gingerbread and Jingle Event
Rainbow Theatre also performs many productions throughout the year, usually in March, May, July/ August and October. For information on these shows, call us or see Recreation Services’ Cultural Arts/ Theatre section on our website. For detailed information, call Milpitas Parks and Recreation Services at (408) 586-3210 or visit our website at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.