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Newsletter - Special Edition 7

October 17, 2003

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Proposed Ordinance Could Affect Your Property and Trees!

Neighborhood Meeting on Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance

Ordinance would apply to unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County

What: A meeting right here in the neighborhood to learn more about the Santa Clara County Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance. The proposed ordinance concerns the treatment of historic resources located in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County.

The proposed “Historic” or “Landmark” property status can include structures built as recently as 1953 or 1973 respectively. Your trees exceeding 37.7 inches in circumference could require a permit to prune!

This proposed ordinance could affect your property if you live or own property in unincorporated Santa Clara County. City of San Jose residents who are interested in what Santa Clara County is doing to preserve historic resources are also invited to attend.

This meeting has been jointly organized by Ed Allegretti, Historical Heritage Commissioner, and Dana Peak, Historical Heritage Coordinator for Santa Clara County, as part of the community outreach effort for the ordinance.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2003, 7:00 PM

Where: Classroom One, Alum Rock United Methodist Church, 30 Kirk Ave (just north of Alum Rock Ave)

For More Information:

Click here for the Santa Clara County Planning Office Web site for the proposed ordinance.

Click here for Ed Allegretti's article in New Neighborhood Voice on the proposed ordinance.

NNV has asked the County to prepare a comparison of the proposed ordinance and the current County regulations. If the comparison is available before the meeting next week, we will link it to the notice of this meeting on our Community Bulletin Board.

Comments or questions on the proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance can be e-mailed to Ed Allegretti at or to the commission clerk, Dana Peak, at

Watch our Community Bulletin Board for more information on this and other upcoming meetings:

Not sure if you live in the City of San Jose or in unincorporated Santa Clara County? Click here!


Judy Thompson
New Neighborhood Voice

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