The Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center
VISION FOR A NEW COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER
Representatives of Cable Co-op and the Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation,
contingent upon review of the available funding, have endorsed
the creation of a new community media center, which would eventually replace
MPAC and Cable Co-op as they are currently structured.
A new non-profit corporation would serve those who live or work in Atherton,
East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, and unincorporated parts
of San Mateo county. The Center will be housed in a new facility and will
provide a variety of services to address the following goals:
The board governing the new nonprofit corporation would include representatives
from each Mid-peninsula community to ensure that all perspectives are represented
and that the center remains a truly community institution. The Board could
also include additional elected members.
Create and maintain a facility available to all members of the community
at which people have access to resources that enable and enhance communication
Generate and maintain a public forum which promotes civic engagement, diversity
awareness, a venue for arts and a forum for many voices, adhering to the
guarantees of the First Amendment.
Produce quality programming of particular local interest, some of which
will be produced by center staff and some by individuals and groups assisted
by center staff.
Enhance access to government and the political process for all members
of the community and enhance dialogue between government and members of
Provide accessible and affordable training for community members in media
production including but not limited to video, radio and website content.
Collaborate with schools, local government, non-profits, and local arts
organizations to produce and disseminate community communications.
Use any number of media as resources allow to accomplish the above goals.
Joint Planning Committee