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Only in San JoséJun 01, 2022
San José's June 7, 2022 Primary Measure B Explained
In Episode 13 we have Guest Host Adrian Gonzales, who currently serves as the Director of Regional Implementation at All Home, a nonprofit organization that advances regional solutions to disrupt the cycle of poverty and homelessness across the nine Bay Area counties. He previously served at Destination: Home where he managed the County of Santa Clara's Emergency Rental Assistance Program, a homelessness prevention program created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to his focus on housing and homelessness policy, Adrian also served as a local government management consultant who conducted efficiency studies and performance audits for over 50 government agencies over the course of a decade, including campaign finance and election programs.
Our guest interview is Neil Park-McClinktick of Silicon Valley Rising (SVR), which is a coordinated campaign driven by a powerful coalition of labor, faith leaders, community-based organizations and workers. SVR is in support of Measure B a ballot measure proposal to amend the San Jose City Charter to (1) move the mayoral election from the gubernatorial election cycle to the presidential election cycle beginning in 2024 and (2) to limit the person elected to the Office of Mayor in 2022 to a Two-year term with the option to run for the Office of Mayor and serve as such for two additional successive four-year terms.City of San José Measure B Resources Yes on Measure B Resources No on Measure B Resources
AI Ethics and Technology Explained with Masheika Allgood
In Episode 12, as the City of San José considers expanding their Smart City and Innovation and Technology Advisory Board to include San Jose Residents, we go on a little Sci-Fi adventure with Masheika Allgood an AI Ethicist and the Founder of AllAI Consulting, LLC, a platform for providing AI education across various backgrounds. AllAI Consulting, LLC (pronounced "ally”), helps non-techies understand Artificial Intelligence, allowing business leaders and lawyers to actively participate in decision-making around the use of AI systems in their companies, and to adequately advise their clients and shareholders. Additionally Masheika is a member of the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet, addressing the broader social ills that are currently impacting their African American Community.
Ranked Choice Voting Explained with Jake Tonkel
In Episode 11 we speak with guest Jake Tonkel about Ranked Choice Voting, what is it, how it works, what are the fiscal impacts and more.
Resources:Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting April 11th Council Study Session Info Final Charter Review Commission Report
Forms of Government with Professor Kimberly Nelson
In Episode 10, we examine two major Forms of Government the Council-Mayor and Mayor Council, with Professor Kimberly Nelson from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. The episode contains audio from the March 22, 2021 Charter Review Commission's Study Session.Final Charter Review Commission Report Full March 22, 2021 Charter Review Study Session Video April 11 City Council Study Session Agenda and Meeting Details
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
In Episode 8 we have Guest Host(s): OSJ Intern Elena Hollemon and 1999 San José Youth Commissioner Danielle Boulé Hennessy, joining our interview with San José Youth Commissioners Nicole Hoang, Gordon Chen, and Amelia Uytingco as we tackle some tough questions facing us all today but thankfully with the hopeful enthusiasm of the youth!
📜 San Jose Youth Bill of Rights
🎉 Check out the San Jose Youth Commission
📰 Current San Jose Boards & Commission Vacancies
👨🏻⚖️ Full CSPAN Facebook Hearing: Frances Haugen before Senate Commerce Committee
*Co-Executive Producer Credit: Elena Hollemon
Charter (Constitutional) Review Commission
In Episode 7 dive into one of our favorite commissions, the Charter Review Commission aka City Charter Constitutional Commission. On this episode we will cover one of the foundational legal documents that governs our city just after California and the U.S. Constitution. This episode includes audio clips from the Charter Review Commission public meetings under Public Domain.
(1) Sign Up for the Only in San José Newsletter
(2) SJ Charter Review Commission
(3) SJ Charter Review Commission Past Meetings
(4) Detroit Charter Commission
(5) Shelby v Holden
In Episode 6 we will be covering the San José Redistricting Commission which happens every 10 years following the US Census. Our guest for this episode is Deputy City Attorney for City of San José and SJSU alum Mark Vanni. Join us as we break down the work of the Redistricting Commission for 2021. Disclaimer: Our interview with Mark was recorded back in November 2020.Redistricting Commission (next meeting is June 17th, every 3rd Thursday) All Redistricting Commission Meetings California State Redistricting Commission Application for 2021 Advisory Redistricting Commission
What is a City Manager Explained with Kim Walesh
In Episode 5 we dive into the relationship between the mayor, council, and the city manager's office with our guest, former Deputy City Manager for the City of San José, Kim Walesh. Together we go over the details of this office as a whole alongside 2021 Charter Review Commission (CRC) study of the City Charter to understand whether our City’s governance structure is appropriately suited to meet the complex needs of a contemporary community.2020-2021/2021-2022 City Budget Calendar Auditor’s Service Effort & Accomplishments Report City of San José Budget Documents 2021/2022 Five Year Forecast All Recorded City Budget Meetings
Ethics Commission Explained with Adrian Gonzales
In Episode 4 we dive into the world of Campaign Finance & Political Practices with Adrian Gonzales, a professional consultant in local government processes and current Chair of the Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices (formerly Ethics Commission). Together we will breakdown the upcoming Nov 2020 Ballot Measure, nuances in campaigning for office, the mechanisms the public have to participate, and the political practices that are shaping our city’s future.
Resources Links:Board of Fair Campaign & Political Practices (Apply!): cutt.ly/sj-bfcpp
Campaign Reports: cutt.ly/sj-form700
California Fair Political Practices Commission (CFPPC): fppc.ca.gov/
City Charter (refer to Section 607 Code): cutt.ly/sj-citycharter
Municipal Code (refer to Title 12): cutt.ly/muni-code
Special City Council Meeting: cutt.ly/july28-special
Register to Vote: registertovote.ca.gov/
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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: cutt.ly/pc-contacts Planning Commission Meetings: cutt.ly/pc-meetings General 2040 Plan: cutt.ly/sj-general-plan Volunteer with us: cutt.ly/osj-volunteer Subscribe to our newsletter: cutt.ly/osj-subscribe Become a member: cutt.ly/osj-patreon
P.S. - I’m still working on some background noise for phone call interviews, please bare with me! Thank you!!
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: cutt.ly/planning-commission Alum Rock Urban Village Advocates: aruva.org SJSU CommUniverCity: cutt.ly/sjsu-aruva SJ Spotlight Article: cutt.ly/sjspotlight Seneca Village: cutt.ly/seneca Capital City by Samuel Stein: cutt.ly/capital-city Become an OSJ Member: cutt.ly/osj-patreon
What are Commissions?
In Episode 1 our host Ellina Yin provides a brief introduction into the Boards Commissions, and Committees (BCC) of San José. What they are, why they are important, when and where to apply if interested. To learn more about Only in San José (OSJ) visit us at www.onlyinsj.orgEpisode Feedback Survey: https://forms.gle/iFN8U6ZQ5hYQ8Kg47 Resources for applying to a commission: https://forms.gle/YXREXw29an8V3Y7H6 Find my Council Member Newsletter: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/city-council/members/district-5/newsletters Volunteer for Only in San José: https://forms.gle/TXf5AnuDZkr7fEZz5
🎬 Only in San José Trailer
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