East San Jose Community Clean-Up on Jan. 31

January 26, 2015

SAN JOSE – Volunteers will be hauling trash and wiping out graffiti in a campaign to fight blight in neighborhoods around Arbuckle Elementary School.
Also scheduled to join the effort is a Caltrans crew that will pick up litter and trim vegetation on the I-680/King Road ramps.

It’s all part of a community clean-up co-sponsored by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who organized the project after speaking to many East San Jose residents who complained of illegal dumping in their neighborhoods.

“This area has been historically underserved for decades and it needs help,’’ Beall said. “I’m pleased to get a commitment from Caltrans for a crew to clean up a key freeway ramp that leads into the neighborhoods. This clean-up is a positive step toward improving the quality of life around the school.’’

Senator Jim Beall’s Neighborhood Clean-Up
Saturday, Jan. 31; 9 a.m.-noon.
Arbuckle Elementary School
1970 Cinderella Lane, San Jose
For more information please contact Field Rrepresentative Domingo Candelas, (408) 558-1295.

The event is being co-sponsored by San Jose City Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco and the Arbuckle Neighborhood Association. Students from local colleges and high schools have pledged to serve as volunteers to work alongside residents to remove litter and graffiti.