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The San Jose city council adopted a resolution in February 2005 which required Councilmembers to submit a memorandum to the city’s Rules Committee regarding sponsored Special Events and the proposed use of any funds in Special Event Accounts.

Vice Mayor Nguyen initiated a program to secure donated prom dresses that will be distributed to San Jose high school students so they can participate in proms and balls at their schools. According to the staff report, Nguyen will report the number of donated dresses as well as the value of services provided by the dry cleaning in the Disclosure of Fundraising Report. The public is invited to donate new or gently used prom dresses to “Operation Prom Dress” between December 3, 2012 and March 8, 2013.

This city-wide event is open to the public. The activity involves cooperation from General Services, Library and Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Departments for City facilities as collection and distribution sites. Several dry cleaners are donating their services to clean the dresses which will be distributed on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Seven Trees Community Center.