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Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)

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.