On May 25, 2011 the San Jose City Council directed the formation of an Advisory Committee on Permanent Governance (ACPG) to “actively participate in the development or identification of a permanent operator” of the Mexican Heritage Plaza. The ACPG held its first public meeting in November 2011, and will meet quarterly.
The committee is to recommend to Council a permanent operator for the Mexican Heritage Plaza, consider public-private partnerships in the course of its work, and provide a report to the Council’s Community & Economic Development Committee by December 2012.
The ACPG has been formed with the following members, reflecting the composition directed by Council in its May 24 action regarding MHP:
1stACT Silicon Valley – Carmen Sigler, 1stACT Board of Directors
1stACT Silicon Valley – Connie Martinez, Managing Director & CEO
City of San José (appointed by City Manager) – Norberto Dueñas, Deputy City Manager (Committee Chair)
Funders – Miguel Salinas, Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Adobe Systems
MHP Steering Committee – Linda Snook, community volunteer
MHP Steering Committee – Alcario Castellano, Castellano Family Foundation
MHP Steering Committee – Roy Hirabayashi, San José Taiko
Latino Leadership Alliance – Gabriel Montes, Gardner Family Health
San José Arts Commission – Jessica Zenk, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The ACPG meeting schedule for 2012 is listed below. All meetings are open to the public and held at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza:
Monday, February 6, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 7, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 6, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The ACPG meeting schedule for 2013 is listed below. All meetings are open to the public and held at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza:
Monday, February 4, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 5, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.