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Mayor Sam Liccardo


Chappie Jones, District 1


Sergio Jimenez, District 2


Raul Peralez, District 3


Lan Diep, District 4


Magdalena Carrasco, District 5


Devora Davis, District 6


Maya Esparza, District 7


Silvia Arenas, District 8


Pam Foley, District 9


Johnny Khamis, District 10

Send an email to the Valley Water Board of Directors using the form below

Email Script (to Valley Water, form above)

Dear Valley Water Board of Directors, 

I am contacting you to urge you to compensate the victims of the 2017 Coyote Creek Flood as well as take necessary preventative measures to assure that Anderson Dam does not overflow again. Since the 1980s, the Water District has been aware of the inadequacies of Anderson Dam to withstand a probable maximum flood. Not only did the District fail to inform the public of this information, nothing has been done to fix it in the years since. Rock Spring, the Olinder & Williams St. neighborhoods, and the mobile home parks that were affected during the flood are made up of primarily young working-class families and the elderly. I wonder what actions would have been taken had the flood affected more affluent neighborhoods like Willow Glen or Almaden Valley. 

The 2017 Flood was another symptom of climate change, which means that flooding will likely be more frequent and more devastating in the future. Your continued inaction and negligence will harm even more people if you do not address this issue right now. 

I stand with the flood survivors and demand you compensate them and fix the inadequacies of Anderson Dam immediately. It is unacceptable and outright disrespectful that in the middle of Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the world, outdated and ineffective means of preparedness have been used to try to help our neighbors in these areas. 

I await your response and actions to address this issue eagerly.

Signed, 

[Your Name]

Email Script (to Mayor Liccardo or city council, yellow buttons)

Dear San Jose City Council  (or Mayor Liccardo), 

I am contacting you to urge you to compensate the victims of the 2017 Coyote Creek Flood as well as take necessary preventative measures to assure that no such flood emergency ever happens again. Rock Spring, the Olinder & Williams St. neighborhoods, and the mobile home parks that were affected during the flood are made up of primarily young working-class families and the elderly. I wonder what actions the City would have taken had the flood affected more affluent neighborhoods like Willow Glen or Almaden Valley. I’m pretty sure that the City would not have waited as long as they did had the flooding occurred on the West side.

The 2017 Flood was another symptom of climate change, which means that flooding will likely be more frequent and more devastating in the future. Your continued inaction and negligence will harm even more people if you do not address this issue right now. 

I stand with the flood survivors and demand you compensate them and fix the storm drains and the emergency response communications system immediately. It is unacceptable and outright disrespectful that in the middle of Silicon Valley– the tech capital of the world– outdated and ineffective means of preparedness have been used to try to help our neighbors in these areas. 

I await your response and actions to this issue eagerly.

Signed, 

[Your Name]

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