San José Residences are cordially invited to civically participate in the inaugural San José Constitutional Convention.
Taking place from now until December 14, 2021 is a civic event that has not happened in 35 years! Join Only in San José as we embark on the most epic legislative journey of our lifetime.
The City of San José's 2021 Charter Review Commission is studying the City Charter to understand whether our City’s governance structure is appropriately suited to meet the complex needs of a contemporary community.
“A City Charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of the city government. It is comparable to the Constitution of the United States or a state's constitution. The charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of any city.” - National League of Cities
Only in San José has taken it upon ourselves to try something radically different, this virtual online event is a community “master class” on civic participation in the City Charter Review process. We will be producing educational content and explainers via our podcast, participation guides, policy writing tools, as well as organizing and facilitating community-driven committees that study different aspects of the City Charter.
We are unaffiliated with the City of San José, entirely volunteer driven, and we invite your participation in helping to create a more inclusive and equitable city because we believe it is our constitutional right, “the people have the right to instruct their representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and assemble freely to consult for the common good.” - CA Constitution, Article I Declaration of Rights