On Tuesday, July 18th, I was notified of a residential break-in the Murdock Neighborhood in District 1. A neighbor had called 911 to report suspicious activity at his neighbor’s home. San José Police Officers were dispatched and were successful in apprehending multiple suspects involved in the alleged crime. I’d like to thank the residents of the Murdock Neighborhood that called to report the activity and I’d also like to thank San Jose Policé Department for quickly and safely arresting the alleged suspects. A special thank you to Western Division Captain Tommy Troy who kept me updated on PD’s progress in apprehending the suspects. This is a reminder of how important it is to look out for one another. Please get involved, get to know your neighbors, stay connected, host a Neighborhood Watch Meeting, or host a Driveway Meet and Greet. Again, stay active and look out for one another. Always feel free to contact my office with your questions and concerns or for help organizing an event at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 535-4901.
With the launch of the new City smartphone app My San Jose, my office will be preparing to retire our own app Mobile City Hall. 8 years ago, the District 1 office launched the Mobile City Hall app to empower residents to report issues directly to City Hall in real time from their smartphones. My staff handled more than 1900 requests through the app last year alone.
The new My San Jose app addresses 5 common issues: potholes, graffiti, abandoned vehicles, streetlight outages, and illegal dumping. Additional issues will be added to the app in the coming months. I am excited to see the City adopt this robust application model and integrate it throughout each department. I hope you will provide the City and our office feedback during the adoption of this application.
As school goes back into session, it’s important for everyone in the family to stay educated on traffic safety. Here are a few tips to ensure your commute to school, whether it is on foot, on a bike, or in a car, is a safe one.
For more information on how you can stay safe on the streets, visit www.getstreetsmarts.org.