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Traffic Appeals Member Qualification
Member Qualifications
The seven members of the Traffic Appeals Commission are appointed by the City Council and must be residents of San José. As nearly as possible, members of the commission shall represent the various geographical areas of the City.

There is no compensation for Traffic Appeals Commissioners, however, from time to time, commissioners may be reimbursed for some expenses incurred on City business.

Political Reform Act of 1974
The Conflicts of Interest Section of the Political Reform Act applies to the Traffic Appeals Commission. However, commissioners are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interests.

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.

Commission members are expected to attend all Traffic Appeals Commission meetings. San José Municipal Code Section 2.08.060 requires that a commissioner 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) 535-3850.