The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on the City's system of parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and facilities, and recreation programs, including community sports, plays, celebrations and other recreation activities.
Parks Bond Citizen Oversight Committee Update
On May 7, 2013, The City Council consolidated the Parks and Recreation Bond Oversight Committee with the Parks and Recreation Commission. All Parks and Recreation Bond Oversight Committee related business will be agendized to be heard by the combined Parks and Recreation Commission.
The responsibility of the Committee was to oversee that the following language on the ballot measure below was carried out:
San Jose Safe Neighborhood Parks and Recreation Bond
To improve San Jose's neighborhoods parks' safety and expand recreation opportunities for children, families and seniors by: installing lighting; reconstructing deteriorating playgrounds and restrooms; reserving open space; constructing trails; constructing new recreational sports facilities; improving community and senior centers; and constructing improvements to regional parks like Happy Hollow, the City issued $228,030,000 in bonds, at the best rates possible, with guaranteed annual audits, a citizen's oversight committee, and no money for parks administrators' salaries.
Annual Reports and Auditor's Report