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Early Care & Education Member Qualification
Member Qualifications
The commission consists of 13 members who shall have demonstrated an interest in the issues related to the provision of childcare services, early childhood education and child development. Commissioners must be residents of San José and cannot be City employees.

There is no compensation for the members of the Early Care and Education Commission. However, from time to time, commission members may be reimbursed for some expenses incurred on City business.

Political Reform Act
The Conflict of Interest Section of the Political Reform Act applies to the Early Care and Education Commission. However, commission members are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interests.

Appointment
All applications received are submitted to the Project Diversity Screening Committee for review according to the needs of the commission as specified in a Needs Assessment Memo. Applications will be forwarded to the city attorney for a conflict of interest review and thereafter, the applicants will be asked to appear before the Screening Committee members for an interview. Following interviews, the Screening Committee will develop a list of applicants which will be submitted to the council member liaison to the commission. The liaison will forward the list to the Rules Committee of Council either with or without a supplemental recommendation. The City Council makes the final appointment to the commission based on Rules Committee recommendations.

Attendance
Commission members are expected to attend all commission meetings. San José Municipal Code Section 2.08.060 specifies that a commission member who has unexcused absences from any three consecutive regular meetings, or 20% of the meetings in a calendar year, is deemed to have resigned from the commission.

For further information about the commission, please contact the commission staff at (408) 808-2617.