Staying Safe in High Temperatures – While the triple digit temperatures are expected to drop heading into the weekend, a reminder to stay safe by hydrating and visiting areas with air conditioning, such as, the mall or movie theatre. Visit the City’s website to learn more about hours of operation for the City’s four Cooling Centers, including City Hall, Community Center, Barbara Lee Senior Center, and Sports Center. For information on keeping your animals safe during high heat temperatures, contact the Silicon Valley Humane Society at www.hssv.org or call (408) 262-2133.
Letter to the Community from Police Chief Corpuz – With the recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, Police Chief Corpuz issued a community letter to share support and offer information to hopefully calm any concern or angst within our community. The letter is available in Chinese, English, Spanish and Vietnamese and is available on the Police Department’s Facebook page and Milpitas Police Department webpage.
Performing Arts Program Study – As directed by the City Council during the budget process, staff is in the process of conducting a Performing Arts Program Study, complete with a cost analysis of the current program and seeking feedback from the community on what kinds of programming the Milpitas residents would like the City to offer. An interactive community meeting will be held August 22 at 7 pm at the Milpitas Community Center for both youth and adults. In addition, there is an online survey seeking input on what type of performing arts classes, performances, and programs are of most interest. The results of the data and cost analysis and the community feedback will be presented to the City Council at the October 1 Council meeting. As was noted during the August 13 City Council meeting, City staff will continue to meet with the Center Stage Performing Arts and representatives from Milpitas Unified School District to explore opportunities on an interim solution while the Study is being completed.
Back to School – With students of the Milpitas Unified School District returning to school this week, there will be extra Police Officers present to help ensure traffic and pedestrian safety for the next few weeks. A reminder to allow extra time to ensure everyone stays safe while getting back into their routines for the school year.
Sergeant Matthew Miller Graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) – On August 14, Sergeant Matthew Miller graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) hosted by the California State University, Long Beach, Department of Criminal Justice. SBSLI uses experience-based learning techniques to enhance the leadership abilities of first-line supervisors in California Law Enforcement. The class consists of eight, twenty-four-hour sessions held every four weeks. The students learn to plan, organize, direct, inspire, challenge, and motivate. Chief Corpuz attended the ceremony and represented the City to congratulate Sergeant Miller on this achievement.
Fall/Winter Activity Guide Available – The Fall/Winter Activity Guide is now available on the City’s website and at the Milpitas Community Center, Barbara Lee Senior Center and the Milpitas Sports Center. For Milpitas residents, online registration opens August 19 (midnight) and in-person August 20 (8 am). For all others, registration opens August 22.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Interactive Community Meeting: Performing Arts Program, August 22, 7 pm, Milpitas Community Center (see summary on page 1) – Help the City of Milpitas envision a vibrant Performing Arts Program to serve the community. What would you and your family like to see offered? Join us at this interactive meeting to provide your input. For more information, contact Recreation and Community Services at (408) 586-3212.
Hot August Bites, August 24 from 4 pm to 8 pm, Milpitas Civic Center – This year, the Hot August Bites Food Truck event and the Veterans Car Show are joining forces! Food, beautiful cars, live music, games, and more. The Milpitas Rotary Club will also be serving beer and wine. For more information, contact Recreation and Community Services at (408) 586-3210.
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Community Meeting, August 27 at 6:00 pm, Senior Center Rooms 140/141 – The City of Milpitas is hosting a community meeting about PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program so that residents can find out more information and learn how to be prepared for a multi-day power outage, as well as general emergency preparedness. Executive staff members and representatives from PG&E will be present to answer any questions. For more information, visit the City’s website or call the Office of Emergency Services at (408) 586-2801.
House Sharing Program Workshop, August 27 at 6:00 pm, City Hall Committee Room –
Why house share? Join us to learn more about the County of Santa Clara House Sharing Program on Tuesday, August 27. The workshop will be presented by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and hosted by the City of Milpitas at the City Hall Committee Room. The workshop will cover the reasons for house sharing, qualification requirements, application instructions, and screening process. For more information, contact the Building Safety and Housing Department staff at (408) 586-3269.