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Smart City Advisory Board

Purpose

The purpose of the San José Smart City Advisory Board is to tap the rich experience and expertise of the local business community and help achieve Mayor Sam Liccardo’s vision of making the San José City the smartest city on the planet. The San José Smart City vision was articulated and approved in mid-2016 and states:

“Just as the world looks to Silicon Valley to provide the most creative, impactful technologies to disrupt industries and transform lifestyles, so too can San José become a global leader for civic innovation. Becoming a “smart city” means that game-changing technologies and data-driven decision-making will drive continuous improvement in how City Hall serves our community, and to promote concrete benefits in safety, sustainability, economic opportunity, and quality of life for our constituents”.

The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board aims to obtain expert input from industry thought-leaders experienced at creating and deploying innovative technology solutions to solve 21st century problems. The Advisory Board through quarterly meetings will provide input on Smart City programs, the selection and evaluation of an expansive array of new and rapidly changing technology solutions, and the prioritization, implementation, and funding of Smart City projects. The Advisory Board is not an approving body. The Advisory Board is established by the City inviting specific experts from the industry to join the advisory board.

Disclosures and Limitations

This is a body created to advise the City Manager. The Deputy City Manager responsible for Civic Innovation leads the meetings. Advisory Board members are required to comply with the City’s Procurement and Contract Process Integrity and Conflict of Interest provisions. Advisory Board members also need to avoid making recommendations that promote products and/or services that directly benefit their companies, and must exclude any sales content to avoid procurement conflicts. Advisory Board Members themselves cannot participate in sales to the City even though their companies / organizations are allowed to bid and sell their products and services.

The above requirements are for the benefit of the public, the City of San José, and any vendors that want to preserve their right to participate in a future procurement.

Advisory Board Information

  • Meets: Up to quarterly
  • Location: City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara St., San Jose, California 95113
  • Number of Members: 5-8
  • Member Term: One calendar year (four quarterly meetings)
  • Staff Contact: Dolan Beckel – email, phone: (408) 535-8260 Skype phone icon

Additional Information

  • Current Advisory Board
  • Board Appointment Method: Invitation by the City
  • Meeting Cycle: one meeting per quarter
  • Meeting Duration: three hours per meeting
  • Agendas: Published at least three days prior to meeting
  • Meeting Notes / Minutes: Meeting notes are optional. However, if any notes are sent to Board Members, copies will also be published within one week.
  • All meetings are open to the public
  • No public discussions or sharing of upcoming or active procurement activities at the meetings
Agendas for Smart City Advisory Board
Agendas Time Location post meeting documents
 November 16, 2017 10:30 am  City Hall, Tower, 18th Floor, Mayor's Conference Room  None
 February 15, 2018 10:30 am  Transportation Management Center (meet in City Hall lobby)  None
 June 21, 2018 11:00 am  City Hall, Tower, 18th Floor, Mayor's Conference Room  None
 September 20, 2018 11:00 am  City Hall, Tower, 18th Floor, Mayor's Conference Room  None
 December 13, 2018 11:00 am  City Hall, Tower, 18th Floor, T-1854  None
 March 28, 2019 11:00 am  City Hall, Tower, 17th Floor, T-1753  None
 September 25, 2019 11:00 am  City Hall, Tower, 18th Floor, T-1854  None

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