The City Council of Puerto Vallarta has approved the creation of a Board of Trustees for the historical center and tourist zones of Puerto Vallarta.
In the vote to form the board, ten council meeting members voted for the measure, one against, and one abstained. Two members were not present for the meeting.
The development of the Board of Trustees provides businesses and citizens with a voice in medium and long-term development plans in the historic center and tourist areas.
Martin Puebla Ontiveros, President of the National Chamber of Commerce, said the citizens will be co-partners with the government in development of the city’s historic and tourist zones and be a counterweight in the process to ensure regulatory laws are followed in development for the protection of the city’s history and culture.
Mayor Ramon Guerrero Martinez said that this step will be beneficial to the city as it speaks of the commitment of the city to give the citizens an active role in the future of Puerto Vallarta.
While the new board has been approved by City Council, there are no details about the governing of the board or specifics of its authority in future development.
The typical role of a Board of Trustees it to manage funds and approve spending of designated funds through a group of board members, rather than the decision of one person or entity.