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Only in San José

Only in San José

By Only in San José

Welcome to the Only in San José podcast, aimed at demystifying and democratizing the process of civic participation in local government--ground zero of systemic change. Join me Ellina Yin, on this civic walkabout as we speak with with local San José residents, and experts, as we break down the policies, budgets, and nuances that are shaping the future of our city.

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San José's June 7, 2022 Primary Measure B Explained

Only in San JoséJun 01, 2022

San José's June 7, 2022 Primary Measure B Explained

San José's June 7, 2022 Primary Measure B Explained

Jun 01, 202229:18
AI Ethics and Technology Explained with Masheika Allgood
Apr 09, 202201:08:45
Ranked Choice Voting Explained with Jake Tonkel
Apr 09, 202237:14
Forms of Government with Professor Kimberly Nelson
Apr 08, 202247:47
SJ Constitutional Convention Update

SJ Constitutional Convention Update

In Episode 9 we provide a quick recap of the work from the Charter Review Commission (episode 7), parts of this episode is audio taken from the Public City Council Meeting on January 11, 2022. As we round off our season, we will be following the final steps of the San José constitutional convention and finishing our coverage on boards and commissions. Intro song by mias. City Council Jan. 11th Meeting (Charter discussions begin around 1:15) Memorandum from the City Attorney's Office

Feb 23, 202214:05
Youth Commission
Oct 22, 202101:13:38
Charter (Constitutional) Review Commission
Jun 05, 202101:23:06
Redistricting Commission
May 25, 202130:29
What is a City Manager Explained with Kim Walesh
Apr 11, 202101:12:22
Ethics Commission Explained with Adrian Gonzales
Jul 21, 202043:06
Planning Commission Part II Explained with Mariel Caballero

Planning Commission Part II Explained with Mariel Caballero

In episode 3, picking up where we left off in episode 2, we speak to Planning Commissioner Mariel Caballero, Chair of the City of San José Planning Commission. Join us as we take a deeper dive into the nuts and bolts of this particular commission. If you are interested in learning more please check out the following links:

San Jose Planning Commission Contacts: Planning Commission Meetings: General 2040 Plan: Volunteer with us: Subscribe to our newsletter: Become a member:

P.S. - I’m still working on some background noise for phone call interviews, please bare with me! Thank you!!

Jul 14, 202001:16:59
Planning Commission Part I

Planning Commission Part I

In Episode 2 Ellina explains what is the Planning Commission. What they do, their impacts and influences, some historical context, and where they are at now. If you are interested in learning more we invite you to check out the following links that served as sources for this episode:

San Jose Planning Commission: Alum Rock Urban Village Advocates: SJSU CommUniverCity: SJ Spotlight Article: Seneca Village: Capital City by Samuel Stein: Become an OSJ Member:
Jul 01, 202014:41
What are Commissions?
Jun 10, 202020:28
🎬 Only in San José Trailer
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