Last night, Mayor Sam Liccardo announced that the City Council unanimously approved his June Budget Message, which recommended a budget of $5.3 billion for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That budget — which focuses on everything from fighting homelessness, boosting local economy, and improving public safety — is set to go into effect Fri., July 1. 🏛️
We knownumber crunching is not everyone’s cup of tea — so we’re bringing you a summary of the most important projects we can expect to see in the next year. 👇
San Jose’s 2022-23 budget has some big plans in store. | Photo via @leorkevin
🚨 Public safety
Increased funding for an addition of 16 SJPD foot patrol officers and an incentive program offering $10,000 to trained officers willing to transfer to San Jose.
About $1 million for quick-build, safety improvements at dangerous intersections + streets including Branham Ln. and Monterey Rd., Cropley Ave., Kooser Rd., and several others in Downtown District 3 neighborhoods.
Viva Parks Neighborhood Event | Wed., June 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Branham Park, Branham Ln. + Tupelo Dr. | Free | Enjoy health resources, physical activity, and community-building at our local parks. 🌳
Making a World Premiere | Wed., June 15 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join City Lights Theater cast + crew members for a lively talk about the production process of acclaimed show “Waiting for Next.” 🎭
Gordon Biersch Night Market | Thurs., June 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., 357 E. Taylor St. | Free entry | Enjoy a night of food trucks, local vendors, and live entertainment. 🍺
Tim Dillon | Thurs., June 16-Sat., June 18 | Times vary | San Jose Improv, 62 S. Second St. | $35+ | Catch this stand up comedian, writer, and actor who has been on Tru Tv’s “Comedy Knockout,” “Gotham Comedy Live,” and the “Chris Gerthard Show.” 🎙️
Man of La Mancha | Thurs., June 16 | 7:30 p.m. | 3Below, 288 S. Second St. | $55 | See a retelling of the inspiring story of Don Quixote — one of the world’s most successful musicals.
27 The Ultimate Tribute | Fri., June 17 | 8 p.m. | Montgomery Theater, 271 S. Market St. | $25+ | Listen to this tribute band play hits from Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse. 🎶
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall will be honored with this year’s Legacy for Children Award. | Photo provided by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
This Sat., June 18, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s 2022 Legacy for Children Award will be given to Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks + champion for children.
Funds raised from the event (themed “Keep on Playing: An Evening for Grownups at the Purple Museum”) will support the museum’s 2022-23 Restoration and Revitalization Initiativewhich aims to restore operations and capacity to pre-COVID levels.
After opening on May 10, Fire Station 37 in Willow Glen will finally get the fanfare it deserves. The carbon-neutral facility will have its official ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 10:30 a.m. Residents can watch the event via livestream. 🚒
Within the next two weeks, the City’s Department of Transportation’s corrective maintenance programwill begin with its temporary pavement repairs on select streets. The goal is to pave 250 miles of streets this year, and 1,552 miles by 2028. 🚧
We just can’t espresso how excited we are for this… Next Monday, Voyager Craft Coffee will celebrate the soft opening of its third cafe — located at 20807 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino. Treat yourself to 20% off their merchandise during their first week of operation. ☕
It doesn’t get fresher than this. A highly-anticipated farm-to-table restaurant called MOHI Farmis coming to the Sunsweet development on E. Third St. in Morgan Hill. The eatery will source its seasonal produce from a local farmers market + is expected to open this fall. 🍅 (The Mercury News)
The San Jose Barracuda recently announced that they will be the first team in the AHL to serve tribal beer at their arena. Mad River Brewing Co. — located in Humboldt County + owned by the Yurok Tribe — will be the sponsor for the Barracuda’s East Bar at the new Tech CU Arena. 🍻
Earthquakes fans, you’re going to like this… Major League Soccer + Apple announced a 10-year, $2.5 billion partnership. As a result, Apple TV will broadcast all MLS games starting in 2023. While most fans will have to pay to watch next season’s matches, season ticket holders will receive a free subscription. ⚽
Remember when we asked you to help name a community park? The East San Jose pocket park has landed on Mariposa Park as the official name + it will be fully funded by Caltrans’ Clean California Grant. The parkis expected to break ground this summer. 🌳
The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) recently received a nearly $1 million, three-year grant to provide growth opportunities for LatinX + Latina-identifying students in STEM. The SCCOE recently completed a pilot project where teachers from local school districts explored culturally-relevant + engaging teaching practices with specific emphasis on these students. 🖥️
Last week, we asked you to submit your best dad joke for a chance to be featured on a t-shirt or mug sold in Six & Main, our online store. Congrats to readers Jeff M., Natalie J., Anne M., and Elizabeth C. for submitting winning dad jokes that will be featured on merch (just in time for Father’s Day). All winners have been contacted, and thanks to everyone who submitted. Shop the dad joke collection.
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