Archive for February, 2023

Jeffrey Fontana Park Memorial Rose Garden Pruning

It was a privilege to witness and be part of the neighborhood initiative of rose garden pruning, weeding, and cleanup at Jeffrey Fontana Park on McAbee Rd & Golden Oak Way. Thanks to the partnership of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association (MFPA), Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR), and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints volunteers, they were able to complete the task beautifully and on time.

As someone who does not garden due to a lack of a green thumb, I was impressed with everyone’s ability to prune rose bushes and lay mulch with enthusiasm to make the park beautiful and ready for spring. As I had a chance to meet and speak with a few of the leaders, Kelly Sheppard and Linda Wilson, I was humbled by their love and passion for their project and their hard work to make their neighborhood beautiful and welcoming.

It was my absolute pleasure to see the neighbors and volunteers coming and working together to beautify our neighborhood-shared park. I am looking forward to many more such events.

Arjun Batra
District 10 Councilmember

*Councilmember Batra is the first Indian-American on the council since Ash Kalra, now a member of the California Assembly. Batra, an engineer, was a manager at Intel and IBM.