Special thanks to Santa Clara County Sheriffs for Neighborhood Watch presentation

Saturday’s “How to start Neighborhood Watch in your area” presentation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff was really helpful. Primarily focused on areas of the Burbank area without Neighborhood Watch programs in place, it was a good reminder that the first step to any community empowerment starts with just asking the right questions and having the power of the community to back it up. The presentation from the Sheriff’s deputies focused on how to be safer and set up Neighborhood Watch programs.  The attendees gained useful information and were able to meet members of their community and get to know their neighbors.

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If you would like more information on how to participate in an existing Neighborhood Watch program, or would like to start one in your area, feel free to contact the BCA and we can make sure we get you to the right person.

-The BCA

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Burbank Adopt-A-Stop Program

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Want to help make Burbank community a little bit better? Join  BCA’s Man on the Street, Ken Colson in the VTA Adopt-A-Stop Program.  With over 4500 bus stops in Santa Clara County, the VTA relies on citizens to help them know when bus stops need maintenance.  Through Adopt-A-Stop program individuals, churches and businesses adopt up to 6 stops to pick up litter and report concerns to the VTA.

As part of the BCA’s anti-litter program, Ken has adopted 6 bus stops in the Burbank area.  Ken and the BCA are looking for volunteers to join this effort.  This is an easy way to help your community. Once a week, volunteers visit a stop to pick up litter and to report damage or graffiti as needed.  Stops are located at Bascom Ave. & Olive Ave, Bascom Ave. & Stevens Creek Blvd. & Bradley Ave., and Bascom Ave. & San Carlos St.

To volunteer or learn more, contact the BCA at info@burbankcommunityassn.com.