On August 4, 2002, the city Mayor announced the creation of El Bosque de Chapultepec Citizen Guiding Council as a measure to involve the general public in the government’s decision making.
Its members are distinguished representatives of society that belong to private and educational institutions and academic fields, interested in the overall improvement of Chapultepec.
Initially, the council was formed by Ángeles Mastretta, Adriana Pérez Romo de López Dóriga, Germán Dehesa, Emmanuel Acha and Rodolfo Dirzo. Gustavo Carvajal joined later on.
Others who have participated in the Council are: Denisse Eugenia Dresser, Luz Emilia Aguilar Zinser, Luis Bustamante, José Luis Cortés Delgado, Gustavo Carvajal y Felipe, Carlos Elizondo Mayer Serra, Beatriz Bugeda, Luis Wertman Zaslav, Mónica del Villar, Federico Reyes Heroles and Yuridia Sierra.
Presently, the Council is integrated by Antonio Azuela, Francisco Urbano Barnés Regueiro, Maria Cristina García Cepeda, Marcos Mazari Hiriart, Leonora Rojas Bracho, Víctor Márquez Cravioto and Adriana Lobo.
I. Operate as an advisory and assessment body to the projects and tasks carried out in El Bosque, such as promotion, improvement, effective use and conservancy.
II. Approve its own Internal Manual.
III. Voice opinions on the recovery action plan, annual work program, and allocation of private and public resources for El Bosque.
IV. Issue recommendations and elaborate projects to El Bosque Management regarding necessary action and tasks for the conservancy, efficient use, and maintenance of El Bosque.
V. Cooperate in promoting the tasks that are to be carried out in El Bosque, as well as working towards the obtainment of external support for the conservancy, efficient use, and maintenance of El Bosque.
VI. Call for and implement citizen´s initiatives that benefit El Bosque and its influence zones.
VII. Suggest and participate in drafting criteria guidelines for El Bosque´s authorities, concerning the issuance of authorizations, granting permits, concessions, and other legal proceedings needed to carry out of activities in El Bosque, or to obtain specific authorization for any of the aforementioned legal acts when it´s necessary.
VIII. Approve the Bosque Management Program (Programa de Manejo del Bosque) in coordination with the responsible authority, and review and participate in the rules and regulations programs that concern the operation of El Bosque.
IX. Voice opinions on agreements with public institutions or private companies for the benefit of El Bosque.
X. Propose and promote specific measures to improve conservancy and task management for El Bosque de Chapultepec.
XI. Help the competent authorities to solve or control any environmental emergency that could affect the wellbeing of the surrounding population´s health or property.
XII. Collaborating in the search of financial sources.