Letter to FIRST 5 Commission from Burbank/Del Monte Neighborhood Advisory Committee Regarding Component B Funding

·.Burbank/Del Monte

N.eighborhood Ad,~sory . Committee

February 21, 2006
Frederick J. Ferrer, ChainDM
F·irst Five Commission of Santa Clal'a CG>Ul)ty
4000 Moorpark Avenue> Suite 200
San Jose,CA 95117
Dear Commission Chairman Ferrer:

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Burbank/Del Monte Str~ng Neig1ibo~oods .Initiative (SNI) area· indl'u~es:tbe; Bmoai,k;, :Sti,erm~ ()~,.
Buena Vista, and Del Mente.-neighb'odi0ods. As·yeu many kno.w~.'~I areas ·are-nehihti01-h;ood81'.ffiat Jiave
been identified by the City of San Jose as. oeipg undersetved and largely lo:W-~come. The.13urlfaiik!D.f}l
Moote Neighborhood Advisory CQmmittee··w0rks with the-Oity aP,<l··.the Co~~ly:~~ ~ake imprptetnents to
our neigbboi:hoods in this area, which is often.Gv.erlookee:·b.eeause tt>:t11e,N0rt1i we.ll)ave· the R.ot;e:6arden
and Shasta/Hanchett neig]ioorlioeds·and.to,tpe.•,so\µ).1east~~r.e· is.the: Willb.w. ·61:en.pdglipo.moo(l,•'1}-of
whom are among toe wealthiest pads of San Jose. People usually do not tfilhk ·or:poverty.in'qtis. p,art,of.
town.
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Although we have si.ngle famiJ.y ho.mes in: this ar.e~ ·ab;nost a11 of-whi€h
pre-:;01,..post-WW;lil l
construction, we also have many ap~en(~uild!,hgs caristiucted•in-'tfie160s and 7:0~{iWJ.th.limitqd
amenities, if any. T-here is one sehool within dut SNI botder-s and Q:ne just. on··t11e·border :but.whieh serve
families in our area. Please note the· demographics.
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* as a.charter school offei:ing·d9a1 immersion, Engli~S~sh;.··S~en#a:rl·Oj(}csa~s'midole.~ass
English-speaking fan;ilies, many fi:oin outside the attendance,atca; ·
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We understand that Supervis~r Beall bas ma<:le a budget r-equest .to,'Santa Clma County First Fivb to·
allocate $2 million.annually for five yeais·~·areas iaentified ~om_po~efftB·ofwn:ich the
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Burbenk/Shemlall 0~ area of l])e Burba:riWD.c1'M9ilte SNI is oa~. We, tieliev.e $upcrvisor Bctill7•s' budget

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Fequest to allocate addifiobal dolws· te ~omponent B will. m~e ~$ Preschool For :AU-Initiative Imo~
equitable. CWTently; Santa CbmtCov.nty First Five's Presciheoi· F9r- All 'Initiative allocateHlie~aj'ority'Of
the money to fund 1.088 pi:eschoeis sfo1s in Component C.
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Burbank/Del. Monte NA.C, PO Box 28708; San Jos.e; CA .95.IS9·8768

Website: hL1p:/Lgroups.yahoo.com/group/burbanknacl

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Burb.ank/Dit . Monte

Neigbbo1:[email protected] Advisory Com:rnittee
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Component C consists· of six zip codes locate.d.' in East Sau fose and •'Gilroy. The> s:i~ zip codes,:identi:fied in
Component C will r.eceive the vast majority tbe iniii-ativ~'·s• p~~o~l -slo:ts., This::~eans tmitiFirs,t Fi'l.e
will spend a. total of $42 million! in.
neighoorh00~-~ ilhos~-2:iy~ode,s•.
fun:ds: ~,ltp~: for
quality preschool and much needed suppoitive s~iees. $41fmi1lion represents a si~'.ficant pQ11ioil of
First Five income.

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Although poverty does not have to mean dysfunction, we .beiieve 'tliat there are many child.Fen in this area
with multiple ri.sk factors., that impov,eris~ent ~d-ri_*•~;n~ liinlt~d tQ _foµi:.neigqborhosps·~n the east
side. Furthermore, we,believe serv-iees•sbould~:b~p.rov.idea.b~~:.p4 ~~d~s-~divjiibal need; m~t
geographic location. A:fter the murd~, of.a,~lioe. offiper:-iii.tlte:~Qe¥, :Vis~.~~ighba~))9q~, it bk~e '1te
site of one oftbe fitst City of.San ~(!)$e Craelcd~wn-sites.:wh~epy q~y.:se,r,n~~s•iife,~irots3~a;tedlto;,fighi
blight and crime. 'f.he County Proftation.,E>!ep~nj w~~w.~4e,d~'re,ae1ia!fR'e"Stora1,ivc; ·Justie~ ~nas fQt.
Burbank/Shennan Oaks, Mayfair, and Gi1ro.y based°-uperi:ilie iti~~~ ·of cliil~ :a~use faeiaents !a:nd .
juvenile arrests in those areas.
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As voJunteers ourselves, we appreciate yeur worlc•as Cqmmissi~ii~ts bfiFitst Five ~erJdng t9,.i~preve t'he
lives of yowig children in need. We ask for ;your- support for cliildren in BurbanktSherµian OE«~ by voting
in support of Supervisor Beall's proposal.
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R~r:._ctfulJy,

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Randi Kinman, J>1:esident
Burbank / DeJ Monte NeiglibG>raood AdwsoryComniittee

Cc: James T. Beall Jr., Sanb Ciani County Super.visor• District 4

Burbank/Del Mont.e NAC, P0.:Box 2-870~, San ·Jo!rc, 'CA 95 lS9-870S
Website: h1tp:/Tgr_oups~yab.oo.c0Jll(group/burbanknac/

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Document

Burbank/Del Monte Neighborhood Advisory Committee respond to a budget request made to FIRST 5 to allocate $2 million annually for five years to areas identified as Component B of which the Burbank/Sherman Oaks area of Burbank/Del Monte SNI is one.

Collection

James T. Beall, Jr.

Content Type

Business Letters

Resource Type

Document

Date

02/21/2006

District

District 4

Creator

Randi Kinman, President, Burbank/Del Monte Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Language

English

City

San Jose

Rights

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