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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 11 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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New Poll Shows Mahan, Chavez Neck and Neck for SJ Mayor

The first poll results in the San Jose mayor general election campaign, of 674 likely city voters polled in the last week of July, showed Chavez leading slightly with 38% of the initial vote preference and Mahan with 37%, with …

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Invasive Fruit Fly Found in San Jose, State Declares Emergency

The oriental fruit fly, which comes from Asia and has recently spread to Pacific Islands, is considered a "significant threat" to both the natural ecosystem and the state's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry.

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Three Japantown Properties Scooped Up by Local Entrepreneurs

Two entrepreneurs have bought parcels in San Jose’s Japantown, with the intent to upgrade the block. Jordan Trigg and wife Rina Trigg, acting through an affiliate, bought the Taylor Street parcels; they operate JTown Pizza, Jack’s bar and 7Bamboo karaoke lounge, all in Japantown.

(Sept. 27, 2022) → Read the full report
One New San Jose Official Is Already Preparing to Take Her Seat

Councilmember-elect Rosemary Kamei is profiled as she prepares for her first term on the San Jose City Council, even as other candidates are still out campaigning.

(Sept. 26, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Transportation and Environment Committee (T&E)
Monday October 3 2022   1:30 PM

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Smart Cities and Service Improvements Committee
Thursday October 6 2022   1:30 PM

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Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday October 12 2022   6:30 PM

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Neighborhood Services and Education Committee (NSE)
Thursday October 13 2022   1:30 PM

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