To attract and retain talent, expand opportunity and build civic engagement by funding the creation and operation of the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit focused on engaging people in rapidly making their neighborhoods more vibrant.
To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose through the development of a branding and marketing campaign aimed to lure talent, jobs and opportunity to the city
Encouraging deeper resident attachment to San Jose by launching San Jose Walks, a program that encourages urban exploration and celebrates neighborhoods through walking
To support engagement through the growth of Taylor Street Farm into a food and community hub that will support events, workshops and market days and empower local food producers and suppliers
Creating a more vibrant and connected San Jose by expanding the Exhibition District, a public art project
To attract and retain talent and expand economic opportunity in San Jose by supporting more affordable and transportation-friendly housing via the expansion of GreenTRIP tools and traffic reduction strategies.
To support talent attraction and retention through a citywide competition aimed to create and promote new brand opportunities for San Jose as developed by teams of local artisans and makers.
Supporting a group of San Jose Creative Community Fellows through a nine-month fellowship program focused on creative placemaking.
To support talent attraction and retention and civic engagement in San Jose by creating a Parks Activation and Prototyping Fund within the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services to experiment with new park uses and designs in support of long-term public space improvements.
To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose through creating a Pop-Up Park at Plaza Cesar Chavez that aims to transform an underused space into a vibrant and engaging public asset.
Connecting people and increasing civic participation by launching ImagineSJ, a monthly event and panel discussion focusing on San Jose's arts and cultural scene.
Creating a 'We are San Jose' video series to share the dynamic and diverse neighborhoods and communities of San Jose.