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Get Involved and Select Your Candidates for the San José Neighborhoods Commission

The City of San José Neighborhoods Commission serves to advise the City Council regarding San José neighborhoods. It studies, reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to City Council regarding issues, policies, and programs affecting the quality of life in San José neighborhoods. 

As a former Neighborhoods Commissioner myself, I can speak to the important work this commission does in advising City Council and serving San José residents' needs.  

The Commission meets 10 times a year, not including committee and other meetings, and commissioners average 5 - 15 hours per month doing Commission business. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at San Jose City Hall. 

District 1 representatives are up for nomination this year. The deadline to apply to serve on the Commission is Sunday, March 4th at 11:59 p.m. Those interested can submit their application to the City Clerk at or call (408) 535-1260 for more information. 

A neighborhood caucus is part of the nomination process. It allows neighborhood groups the opportunity to talk directly with candidates and discuss their strengths with your neighbors. The caucus is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Each Neighborhood group appoints 1 delegate to vote their choice at the caucus. 2 candidates will be elected from each District.

Neighborhoods Commissioners will be selected in April and May to serve Council District 1. Neighborhood groups within the District will be notified of the time, date and location of your caucus. To register your group and select your delegate contact or for additional information, please contact the Neighborhoods Commission Secretary, Sabrina Parra-Garcia, at or (408) 535-8171. 

To learn more about the Neighborhoods Commission and Caucus Process, visit the website

Meet Your Councilmember

If you or your neighbors would like to organize a small gathering in one of your homes I would be more than happy to come and visit. It would be a chance for me to hear from you directly about your neighborhood and meet you face to face. Please email if you are interested in organizing a meeting.

My San José

is a newly launched smartphone application that allows any resident of San Jose to report common city requests such as graffiti, abandoned vehicles, illegal dumping, and many others! Download it today if you haven’t already. Available for iPhone and Android.

Office Hours

Councilmember Chappie Jones brings City Hall to you! Come share your concerns, offer your insights, or ask questions. Remember, no appointment is necessary! Drop by one of the two locations in the District!

Printable flyer withupcoming dates, times, and locations.
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