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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Campaign Guidance

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal interpretation of the San José Municipal Code regarding elections and ethics. This includes:

  • Drafting and issuing written guidance for candidates for office and petitioners for local ballot initiatives regarding...
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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Draft Open Data Policy available for comment

The City of San José is committed to freely sharing as much information as possible. We recognize that information is a valuable resource and a strategic asset to the public. Making information accessible, discoverable, and usable by the public can fuel ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

Financial Transparency Portal

In an effort to enhance transparency in financial reporting, the City of San José is offering an interactive reporting tool that allows the public to explore the City's financial data online.

The Financial Transparency Portal provides two reports with different data. The first report compares actual performance to the budget, while the second report allows users to drill down actual financial data at a more detailed level. At this time, the site provides only raw financial data for users to explore.

Try it out and let us know what you think by emailing BudgetOffice@sanjoseca.govRead on...

Explore City's financial data.
Posted on: September 22, 2015

Curbside recycling: what's recyclable?

Four companies help the City of San José to collect your garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings.

When using curbside recycling, remember to: empty and scrape all containers, flatten cartons and boxes, placing them inside your cart, and secure shredded paper and textiles inside a clear plastic bag.

Remember the following items MUST go in your garbage cart, NOT in your recycling cart: food, diapers and polystyrene foam. For more information, visit Curbside Recycling onlineRead on...

What to Recycle in San José
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

On June 16, 2015, the San José City Council accepted staff 's report on potential modifications to the Rental Rights and Referrals Program and the Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Ordinance and referred the item to the June 23, 2015 Ordinance Prio...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Immigration Reform Resource Information

The City of San José is working collaboratively with the County of Santa Clara and community-based organizations to ensure that our immigrant community can receive accurate and timely information about President Obama's recent Executive Order regarding im...Read on...

Visit Immigrant Resources
Posted on: February 12, 2015

Register your security camera and help fight crime

The San José Police Department wants your help in fighting crime by taking part in the Camera Registry Program (CRP). The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with SJPD. When a crime occurs...Read on...

Register your security camera today!
Posted on: April 29, 2015

San José Water Use Rules

The City of San José joins the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San José water service providers in asking all residents and businesses to do their part to preserve the drinking water supply during this drought. Please reduce your water use by 30 per...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2015

2015 Homeless Census & Survey Results

The City of San José and the County of Santa Clara released the 2015 Homeless Census & Survey results on Monday, June 22. During the two day effort, census workers found 4,063 homeless individuals in San José and 6,556 individuals in Santa Clara County, r...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2015

Latest Employee Compensation Information

In line with our commitment to open and transparent government, the City of San José is providing the latest compensation information available for all employees on the City website. The salary and benefit information is from 2014, the latest year availab...Read on...

View 2014 salary and benefit data.