You are Invited to the
2014 Neighborhood Memorial
Honoring Officer Jeffrey Fontana
Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM at the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Garden, corner of McAbee Road and Golden Oak Way in San Jose. Opening the Memorial will be Martin-Fontana Parks Association President, Linda Wilson. Invocation by Father Angelo, Holy Spirit Church. Hosting the event will be San Jose City Councilman Johnny Khamis from the District 10 Office and the Martin-Fontana Parks Association. Refreshments will be provided by the Council District 10 Office.
Officer Fontana was killed in the performance of his duty in our neighborhood on Oct. 28, 2001. Our park, originally Golden Oak Park, was renamed in his memory and became the Jeffrey Fontana Park. Join with the members of the Jeffrey Fontana family, friends, and our park community as we honor the memory of Officer Fontana. Bring a chair, meet the Fontana Family and express your thanks to the officers who work to keep our neighborhoods safe.
Mayoral Candidate Sam Liccardo addresses the group
A member chats with Councilmember Sam Liccardo
Mayoral Candidate Dave Cortese
Mayoral Candidate Dave Cortese explains a point
Last summer Martin-Fontana Parks Association invited both mayoral candidates to attend a Board meeting and discuss park issues with us. Councilman Liccardo responded and will be at the Villas Clubhouse at 2:00 PM on Wed. Oct. 15. We received no response from Supervisor Cortese’s campaign.
When: 2-2:45 PM, Wednesday Oct. 15
Where: The Villas at 5883 Meridian Ave. At the main gate, enter 004 at the kiosk, then, when the gate opens, proceed through to the first right hand turn to the clubhouse.
We just learned that mayoral candidate Dave Cortese will be joining us today at the Villas to address our park issues. The first candidate, Sam Liccardo, will be with us from 2:00 to 2:30. Candidate Cortese will be with us from 3:00 to 3:30. We have given each candidate a list of questions to address on park issues. We are, by law, not allowed to endorse candidates. We are, as a nonprofit, allowed to campaign for issues that directly affect our interest, which is our parks.
Please join us to hear what each candidate has to say about our parks. This is a one issue meeting only. The candidates have been asked to address our park concerns and have a limited 30 minute window each to spend with us
Funding for adequate time and personnel for maintenance
Requiring permit process for PG&E to cut trees
Protection of urban forest under PG&E lines
Working relationship between San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and nonprofits such as MFPA
We encourage all members to attend if your schedule permits.
Support your local neighborhood parks. if we don’t, no one will!
Without them we wouldn’t be able to raffle off so many great prizes! Thanks also, to all those folks who took a chance on buying a raffle ticket too. With your generous contributions, the Martin-Fontana Parks Association can continue to maintain and improve our two beautiful parks.
Check out those pig tails
Thanks to Susan Mosher, Chris Chen, & Sunny Wagstaff for all the great photos.