Northside Neighborhood

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Northside Neighborhood Association

The Northside Neighborhood Association (NNA), formed in 1965, is the oldest neighborhood association in the City of San Jose with our motto of "Clean Up, Keep Up". Covering the area bounded by Julian on the south, Heading on the north, Sixth Street on the west, and Coyote Creek on the east, the NNA has done a lot over the years to beautify the neighborhood, including planting hundreds of trees, creating an award-winning volunteer native garden out of a barren strip of city land along N. 18th Street, and building the beautiful antique-style cobblestone gateways in Backesto Park.

All residents who live within the boundaries of the Northside Neighborhood Association are automatically members and benefit from the services of the NNA and associated groups. We impose no dues, although contributions are always greatly appreciated. Our efforts and funds go towards developing, beautifying, servicing, and bringing together the neighborhood through special projects, neighborhood events, and ensuring that we have a strong and unified representation working for us in the City of San Jose government.

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Current Projects:

Speed and Safety Mitigation Project

For only:

  • N 21st St. (between Taylor & Julian Streets)

  • N 19th St. (between Taylor & Jackson Streets)

  • Feb. 16, 2021- Presentation with images: Northside Neighborhood Traffic Safety Improvements (by SJ Transportation Safety Operations Division)

  • April 12, 2021 - In the News (video): Traffic calming projects planned to curb reckless driving in Downton SJ neighborhood (by Amanda del Castillo, ABC 7 News)

  • Sept. 23, 2019 - In the News (video): SJ residents say reckless driving leading to some close calls, calling on City leaders for help (by Amanda del Castillo, ABC 7 News)

  • Oct. 28, 2019: Traffic Safety informational meeting for Northside Neighborhood

  • 2014 & 2016: Traffic Study was done on N 21st St. between Taylor and Julian Streets. Data supports the need for traffic calming measures.

Background Information:

In the City's fiscal year (in this case 2019/20), each Council district office is provided $200k to spend on traffic, and the Councilmember selects which project(s). (DOT provides a recommended list but it's up to the Council office to pick/choose where to spend the funds). For this fiscal year (ends June 30th), our Councilmember choose 2 neighborhoods, each getting $100k. Northside's N 21st & N 19th was selected, but only in the areas where a study had already been done (a new study would blow the budget).

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