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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.