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Private Percent for Art

Private Percent for Art

Speak Up for SJAA Priorities! Attend the Study Session or Send an Email

February 15, 2024
Policy
SJAA Team
As avid readers of our newsletter know, the San José City Council is holding a study session on Arts, Destination Marketing, and Destination Events tomorrow, February 16, beginning at 9:00am. In advance of this special meeting more than a year in the making, SJAA’s Core Team has been educating the Mayor, Councilmembers, and their staffs about...

Candidate Questionnaires March 5, 2024 Primary Election

February 9, 2024
Elections
This week, ballots were mailed to all California voters for the March 5 Primary Election. In San José, the mayor and five council seats (in even-numbered districts) are up for election, and there are competitive races for two Santa Clara County supervisor seats. This is our chance to have an impact on who makes the...
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Virtual Meet-Up

October 11, 2023

That’s a wrap for the City budget! Hits and misses for the creative community.

June 16, 2023
Policy
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
Policy
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.

Let's get advocating! Watch our Community Briefing and TAKE ACTION!

March 20, 2023
Policy
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!
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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!

Let's go to the replay! City Council Candidate Forums

September 16, 2020
Elections, Policy
SJAA Team
Recently, San José Arts Advocates hosted our first-ever series of candidate forums with the incumbents and challengers vying for City Council Districts 4 and 6 in the November 2020 elections, which could swing the balance of power on the council. Over two nights in early September, we engaged the four candidates in a wide-ranging conversation...