Category Archives: Events

Meeting and events.

May 6th 6:30pm, Protest & San Jose Planning Commission Meeting, Final Vote

Location: San Jose City Hall
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Address: 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
The San Jose planning commission will have the final vote on the Newby Island Landfill Expansion permit. We plan to protest/rally at 5:30pm before the meeting.  Free bus will be available to/from the meeting. If you need a bus ride, please email Bus to San Jose City Hall will leave from Marina supermarket (永欣超市, 25 Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas) 4:50-5:15pm.  Optionally sign up here so we can get a headcount,

Please write a letter to commissioners to request open public comments section before May 6th, otherwise you may not allow to speak.

Parking: San Jose city hall underground parking lots is free for people attending the public hearing.

1. 4th Street Garage
44 S. Fourth St. and San Fernando
Across from the Library
Open 24 hours
Cost: $1.00 every 20 minutes, $20 max
$5.00 after 6:00 p.m., weekdays
$5.00 all day weekends, holidays
2. City Hall Garage
200 E. Santa Clara Street and 6th Street

Note: because of the parking issue, the majority of us should consider to take light rail to San Jose Downtown.($2 fee off at santa clara stop and 7 minutes walk to city hall)
VTA Service – Bus and Light Rail
For more information and schedules call (408) 321-2300 or visit Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Light rail service is available to Santa Clara and First / Second Streets

Bus Lines: 22, 63, 64, 65, 73, 81, 522
Norman Kline, (408) 993-2140 ext. 204
Dori Yob, Chair (408) 286-9800
Edesa Bit-Badal (408) 230-6093
Shiloh Ballard
Nick Pham (408) 425-5304
Ed Abelite, Vice Chair, (408) 238-6808
Brian O’Halloran

cc to Planning Staff:
City decision makers:
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo 408-535-4800
City council members:
Charles Jones District 1 408-535-4901
Ash Kalar District 2, 408-535-4902
Interim/Vacant district 4
Magdalena Carrasco District 5  408-535-4905
Pierluigi Oliverio District 6  408-535-4906
Rose Herrera, District 8 408-535-4908
Donald Rocha, District 9, 408-535-4909
Johnny Khamis, District 10, 408-535-4910

Salt Marsh Walk May 10

I think this might interesting for some of us to get a background on the project and learn more about it.  It is run by the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.

Salt Marsh Walk

Visitor Center, Fremont

  • Sunday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Take a walk with docent Gregg Aronson around the wetlands of the wildlife refuge and learn about their history. See examples of salt collection ponds and learn what is being done to convert them back to their original, natural salt marsh state. Hear how wildlife is affected by the two types of habitat, and why it is important to control the rate of conversion from salt ponds back to the salt marshes. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended. Register at or call 510-792-0222 ext. 362

Weds, March 18th@7pm, Milpitas Stop Odor Weekly Meeting

Milpitas Stop Odor Weekly Meeting. Everyone is welcomed!
Time: Mar 18th, Weds, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Meeting Location: (not finalize) Barbara Lee Senior Center (room TBD). Next to Milpitas City Hall.
Address: 40 North Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas

I. Report from the BAAQMD Meeting on 3/11
a. What happened
b. What we learned
II. Preparation for the Community BAAQMD Meeting
a. What is our goal
b. How do we accomplish our goal
III. What happens after the May 6th San Jose City Council Hearing.
a. Win or Lose: How do we deal with the odor issue for the next 5 – 7 years (minimum).
i. Sensors placed in the community
ii. Odor study

April 23rd, Thurs 6pm BAAQMD public Meeting at Milpitas City Hall

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is Hosting a Public Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, April 23 2015 6:00 PM
WHERE: Milpitas City Council Chambers 455 East Calaveras Blvd. Second floor of City Hall
PURPOSE: To address odor issues and concerns in Milpitas
Hi all, we saw this meeting notice posted on the Milpitas City website,

March 16th, BAAQMD Committee Meeting in SF

Address: 939 Ellis St, San Francisco, California 94109
Time: 10:30am – NOON

Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Stationary Source Committee Meeting.

Agenda Item 4: Odor Issues and Subsequent District Actions in the Milpitas Area.
The Committee will receive an update on odor issues, and Subsequent District actions in the Milpitas area.

Please submit written comments to at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. All correspondence must be addressed to the “Members of the Stationary Source Committee”

Weds, March 11th@7pm, Milpitas Stop Odor Meeting

Milpitas Stop Odor Weekly Meeting. Everyone is welcomed!
Time: Mar 11th, Weds, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Meeting Location: Barbara Lee Senior Center (Denny Weisgerber Room). Next to Milpitas City Hall.
Address: 40 North Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas


1. BAAQMD Meeting Summary
2. Update on upcoming BAAQMD community meeting
3. Updates on the two lawsuits
4. Update on Online Presence
5. Fundraising Campaign
6. Recent & Upcoming Outreach
7. Ideas for Additional Outreach Activities
8. Accomplishments & Progress
9. Question & Answer Session
Before the meeting (6PM – 7PM) Heidi Cuda, a television reporter will be interviewing people in regards to the odor issue. All those who want to be interviewed, contact Heidi directly (, and she can decide whom to interview. Raymond and Patti are facilitating the 3/11 meeting and will be there at 6PM to introduce Heidi to the residents.

Mar 4th@7pm, Stop Odor Weekly Community Meeting

Meeting Location: Barbara Lee Senior Center (next to Milpitas City Hall)
Address: 40 North Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas (Room 140 & 141)
Time: Mar 4th, Weds, 7:00 PM

Republic Services, the operator of Newby Island landfill will present a new proposal to stop the odor flowing into Milpitas, Fremont, and North San Jose. If you want to “Stop the Stink” please attend this meeting. Show the media and the community how committed we are to achieving Clean Air. Republic representatives will answer questions.

Let’s make the most of the meeting’s media coverage to spread the word to residents who haven’t heard how to take action to solve the odor problem. A large gathering on Wednesday night will do it.

Republic Services,是 Newby 垃圾厂的操作者, 他们将向周边城市讲解新的除臭方案.  如果您想停止恶臭,请大家一定参加这个会议.  让媒体和社区知道我们非常关注空气质量.  Republic的代表将回答问题.

让我们大家一起来采取行动解决气味问题.  3月4日,周三晚上7点, 苗必达老人中心(市政府旁边), 参加的人越多越好.


  1. Welcome: 7:00 PM
  2. Presentation by Republic Services: 7:10 – 8:00
  3. Q&A
  4. Adjourn: 8:30 PM

Feb 25th, Weds 7pm, Milpitas Odor Group Weekly Meeting

Milpitas Odor Group Weekly Community Meeting. Everyone is welcomed!

7pm Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Milpitas Community Center, 457 East Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas


(None of the organizations on the agenda is scheduled to be there.)
1.     Community Meeting with BAAQMD: BAAQMD has proposed coming into Milpitas and doing a community meeting.  At our meeting we will be discussing what we would like them to address, the format that they have communicated for the meeting, etc.

2.     Republic’s latest proposal: We will discuss Republic’s latest proposal with all those that attend the meeting.  The purpose of this discussion is to educate the attendees on the proposal and for our group to discuss this proposal among ourselves.  Republic has already agreed to come to meeting with our group in the future to answer any questions we have about the proposal.  This meeting will have advance notice to all of our mailing lists. Republic, as is anyone or any organization, is always welcome at these public meetings, they are held in city facilities.

3.     Effective communication: We will discuss effective ways for us to continue communicating with all of the organizations listed on the agenda.  A lot of people have shared some great ideas but not everyone follows the email path.