Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July 2020 Downtown Dimension Highlights

The latest addition of Downtown Dimension is now live. Below is a summary of the content this month.

The JULY 2020 Downtown Dimension is now available for download.

In this edition:
  • SJDA President Katia McClain reflects on the recent protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
  • The City of San Jose's parking program will make some big changes soon -- the beginning of free 90-minute parking for everyone in ParkSJ garages and the end of the Parking Validation program.
  • SJDA has been involved in some of the murals going up on plywood, windows and doors around downtown.
  • The San Jose Downtown Foundation worked with two other GoFundMe collaborators to provide financial relief for 18 downtown businesses damaged after the protests. More than 200 people from the San Jose community donated to the relief fund.  The organizers expressed their feelings about why they wanted to help.
  • 10 new Downtown Doors are going up, full of messages, diversity, color and vibrancy -- and expressed by area high school students.
  • Plantlush opens amid pandemic and protests along East Santa Clara Street.  The owner talks about her extraordinary opening week.
  • Welcome SJDA's new Policy and Operations Director, Nathan Ulsh.
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