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City of San Jose Overview

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Address:   200 E Santa Clara St, San José, CA 95113


The third largest city in California with a population of 1,013,400 in 2020, San Jose is also the tenth-largest city in the United States. And it’s one of the most prosperous (according to the Brookings Institution’s Metro Monitor 2020), but that doesn’t translate to a population that lacks economic and ethnic diversity. The city sprawls across 176.57 square miles, represented by councilmembers in 10 different districts. To help residents connect in their own areas, the city government offers a map with listings of local neighborhood and business associations.

City Council

San Jose’s 10 city council members each represent a district, the borders of which are adjusted after every US census.

Arts Commission

The arts commission provides support for local arts as well as cultural celebrations, public art, education, etc. Its 11 members are appointed by the City Council.

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California Announces San Jose Will Receive 200 Tiny Homes to Ease Homelessness

Tiny homes from the state will help the City of San Jose reach Mayor Matt Mahan’s ambitious goal of sheltering 1,000 unhoused residents by the end of the year.

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Silicon Alleys: San Jose and Dublin Celebrate Their Sisterly Ties

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, once again brought a delegation to San Jose last week, enabling politicians from both sides of the Atlantic to reconnect and discuss shared values, including academic exchange programs. San Jose and Dublin have been …

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Could New San Jose Policy Save Affordable Housing?


About 20 nonprofits, including SOMOS Mayfair and the South Bay Progressive Alliance, organized a rally to pressure the San Jose City Council to support the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, ahead of a vote by the Community and Economic Development Committee.

Vietnamese Businesses Struggle to Survive


Vietnamese residents packed a local restaurant to speak with San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan and District 8 Councilmember Domingo Candelas about the biggest issue on their minds: small businesses.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council
TODAY   1:30 PM

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Transportation and Environment Committee (T&E)
Monday April 3 2023   1:30 PM

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Parks and Recreation Commission
Wednesday April 5 2023   5:30 PM

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Neighborhood Services and Education Committee (NSE)
Thursday April 13 2023   1:30 PM

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