Council Preview: Convention Center, New Marketing Organization & More 

By Robert Haugh

Tonight’s Council meeting highlights:

  • Recognition of the Parade of Champions Committee. Kudos to this group for bringing back a beloved Mission City tradition. 

  • Presentation on the 2019 USA BMX Summer Nationals — the Santa Clara PAL BMX program is one of the strongest in the nation. 

  • Report on the Santa Clara Convention Center’s 4th Quarter Financial Status

  • Action on “Priority Project Permit Processing Cost Agreement” with Related Santa Clara. This is for the largest mixed-used development in the city’s history. 

  • Update on the New Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). This is the organization that will take over for the Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). The CVB didn’t have their contract renewed because of poor performance.  

  • Presentation of the TAP International Financial Audit Titled “Contract Close Out Review: Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.” This is the audit that uncovered the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce’s bmismanagement and malfeasance. They lost their management contract because of it.

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