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Senior Citizens Commission

The Senior Citizens Commission studies, reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to the City Council on any matters affecting elderly people in the City, including health, education, employment, housing, transportation and recreation.

Commission Information

Meets: 2nd Thursday/Monthly at 1:00pm - City Hall T-1254*
*Room location subject to change, please see the appropriate agenda for room location
Number of Members: 11
Member Term: 3 years
Staff Contact: Tracey Gott, (408) 535-3570

Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Time  Location   Minutes
 October 11, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T1254
 September 13, 2018
 City Hall T1254
 August 22, 2018
9:00am-2:00pm Leininger Center
Okayama Room
1300 Senter Rd
 June 14, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T1254
 May 10, 2018
 1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall  T1254
April 12, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T1254
 March 8, 2018
 1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T1254
 February 8, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T1352
 January, 11 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall T1352
 December 14, 2017
 1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall T-1854
 November 9, 2017  1:00pm - 4:00pm  City Hall T1353  
 October 12, 2017  1:00pm - 4:00pm  City Hall T1353  
September 14, 2017
 1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall T955
 August 17, 2017
City Hall T1446
 June 22, 2017  1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall W120  
 May 25, 2017  1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall W-120  Minutes
 April 27, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall W-120
 March 23, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall W-120
 February 23, 2017
1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall W-120
 January 26, 2017  1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall W-120  Minutes
 December 15, 2016  1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall T-1854  Minutes
 November 17, 2016  1:00pm-4:00pm  City Hall T-1446
 October 27, 2016
City Hall W-120
September 22, 2016  1:00pm-4:00pm
City Hall W-120
August 25, 2016  9:00am-3:30pm
Camden Community Center
June 23, 2016  1:00pm-4:00pm
City Hall W-120
May 26, 2016
 1:00pm-4:00pm City Hall W-120
April 28, 2016
 1:00pm - 4:00pm
City Hall  W-120
 March 24, 2016
 1:00pm - 4:00pm
City Hall W-120
 February 25, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
City Hall W-120
 January 28, 2016
 1:00pm - 4:00pm
City Hall W-120
Executive Committee & Sub-Committee
  • For Executive Committee and Sub-Committee past agendas and minutes please contact

Member Qualifications

  • Must be residents of the City of San José and cannot be City employees
  • Should have knowledge in the field of aging and have available time due to the number of meetings, subcommittees, and research needed for full participation
  • There is no compensation for serving on the Senior Citizens Commission
  • However, 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 Senior Citizens Commission.
  • Commission members are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interests.


  • 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 are forwarded to the city attorney for a conflict of interest review, thereafter, the applicants will be asked to appear before the Screening Committee members for an interview. 
  • Following interviews, the Screening Committee will submit a list of applicants to the council member liaison 
  • 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. 


  • Expected to attend all commission meetings. 
  • Commissioner who has unexcused absences from three consecutive regular meetings, or who misses 20% of meetings in one year, is deemed to have resigned from the commission (San José Municipal Code Section 2.08.060)

For further information about the committee, please contact the committee staff at (408) 535-3570.