The City of San Jose welcomes public perspectives through open forums such as protests, rallies, and marches. These gatherings are identified as Simple Assemblies under San José Municipal Code 13.23 and are defined as an assembly of persons on an unreserved area of the plaza, if the assembly does not include equipment, temporary structures, sales or distribution of commercial merchandise, food or beverages, or any of the other characteristics of a City Hall Plaza Event.
Expressive Display areas are designated locations where a limited number of persons can stand and communicate their views to those entering or exiting City Hall (SJMC13.23.330).
Looking to express an idea or view? Contact the Event Services office for date availability and to obtain information on simple assembly and expressive display guidelines.
Expressive Display Map