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That’s a wrap for the City budget!
Hits and misses for the creative community.
June 16, 2023
The City budget process for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 more or less wrapped up on June 13, when the Council approved the Mayor’s June Budget Message — with a few modifications. While the debate mostly centered around housing issues, there were some big wins for the creative community, as well as a few disappointments. Here’s a quick breakdown for arts advocates.
Final City Budget Hearing
Monday, June 12, 2023, 6:00pm
June 12, 2023
The Mayor has released his June Budget Message, and the time has come for final City Council deliberations on how the City will spend its money in the year ahead. But first, they want to hear from you. So we're asking you to READ UP, SPEAK UP, and SHOW UP for the creative industry.
City Budget Advocacy 2023 - Phase 2
Council Study Session: May 10
May 10, 2023
The next phase in the city budget process is underway, and it’s time for us to show up and speak up for the arts!
Let's get advocating!
Watch our Community Briefing and TAKE ACTION!
March 20, 2023
With six brand new City Councilmembers and a fresh face in the Mayor’s chair, it’s time for us to come together and refocus our advocacy as they begin to set a path forward. We can’t wait to get started with you!
SJAA Community Briefing 2023
February 24, 2023
Learn about SJAA, our advocacy priorities, and how you can be a part of making San José a more creative city!
Last chance to raise your voice on the city budget!
June 9, 2021
Ron P. Muriera
The City Manager’s latest draft budget for FY2021-2022 earmarks $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support arts and cultural programs that have been devastated COVID-19. And now, the Mayor has proposed using additional one-time relief funds to backfill shortfalls in the Transient Occupancy Tax (aka TOT or Hotel Tax). While we thank the...
City Budget FY2021-2022
May 26, 2021
This week, the City Manager released a budget proposal calling for $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds to support arts and cultural programs that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Budget Meetings
Make your voice heard for the arts!
May 13, 2021
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, San José Arts Advocates believes that a significant investment in our creative ecosystem will help rebuild our local economy and reactivate our city for residents, workers, and visitors. The City of San José budget process is an opportunity for advocates to speak up and let city leaders...
Mayor’s March Budget Message Released
Where's the arts?
March 15, 2021
The SJAA Core Team has reviewed the Mayor’s budget message for items that would have a direct impact on the creative community.