By , April 2, 2013 8:25 pm

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead (1901 to 1978)


“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness …”

United States Declaration of Independence … Those words inspired a Country and helped change the world.

The following words should do the same

Positive Options

I’m sitting in my porch sipping on a cup of coffee asking questions

Why Alviso being such a great town do we keep losing so many generations?

Why do young kids walk around our streets with no dreams, no goals, and no aspirations?

I wish they could see the future and see how much they need a good education

Thirteen… fourteen and already using or dealing drugs

Their corrupted and weak mentality makes them pray to the gangs and they end up being thugs

Where are the parents when those kids are out there late at night?

Why are the parents living in darkness when they should be their kids’ light?

Young and old are in and out of jail yet being put away only makes them come out worse

They come out more ill-willed towards society and with revenge being their hunger and their thirst

The key thing is education yet it is being bypassed and ignored by all the levels of our society

Cutting down on education is to be blamed to our social issues not partially but in its entirety

Our society has turned their back on these kids … like they’re a lost cause

When the responsibility to bring about change and improvement lies on all of us

Society has learned to accept these kids for what they’ve become instead of what they can be

They need to learn the difference between right and wrong but it’s up to us to make them see

We need to shed the light on the good things that can happen for them if they stay out of trouble

It’s easier to keep building off a good foundation instead of trying to make something out of rubble

Kids learn by example and they need to see that they have options

We cannot keep pointing the finger at them…

we need to show them that we care with positive actions

by Alviso Resident Francisco Javier Rodriguez


Your Representative to the City of San Jose District 4

Office of Councilmember

Kansen Chu


San José City Hall

200 East Santa Clara St.

18th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113


tel. (408) 535-4904

fax (408) 292-6459

Alviso Water Task Force Internal Meeting every First Tuesday of each month from 6:00 7:00 pm at the Alviso Library. (Except Holidays)

Charles Taylor-Chair and Betty Brown, Vice-Chair

Our Mission, Flood Control, Restoration and Recreation for the Alviso Community. Bringing more tourists to our quaint, unique little town (our gold mine) with historical value.

Alviso Water Task Force and Santa Clara Valley Water District Collaborative meeting every Second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Alviso Library. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. Working together with the City of San Jose.




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