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Disability Advisory Member Qualification
Member Qualifications
A majority of the commission members should be disabled. The members are to be representative of different disability groups, including physical, sensory and mental disabilities, and shall be representative of gender, age and ethnic groups in the community. Commission members must be residents of San José.

There is no compensation for members of the Disability Advisory Committee. However, from time to time, the committee members 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 Disability Advisory Commission. However, commission members are not required to file a Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700.

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

For further information about the commission, contact the commission staff at (408) 535-8326.