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File #: 15-0891    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/14/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/18/2015 Final action: 8/18/2015
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 147-2015 making changes to the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee; 2) Direct staff to evaluate the applications received for vacant positions on the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee in accordance with Board Policy I-5 and make recommendations to the Board no later than September 29, 2015. 3) Provide direction to staff regarding areas of focus for the Committee. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) (Refer Item 18, 04/07/15, File 15-0281) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route CEDAC Resolution 8-18-15, 2. B - CEDAC Resolution 8-18-15, 3. C - CEDAC Resolution Tracked Change Version 8-18-15, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 8-18-15 BOS 8-18-15, 5. Executed Resolution 147-2015 (8-18-15)
Related files: 15-1111
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Chief Administrative Office, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 147-2015 making changes to the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee;
2) Direct staff to evaluate the applications received for vacant positions on the Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee in accordance with Board Policy I-5 and make recommendations to the Board no later than September 29, 2015.
3) Provide direction to staff regarding areas of focus for the Committee. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) (Refer Item 18, 04/07/15, File 15-0281)

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Chief Administrative Office, Economic Development Division, recommends the Board adopt and authorize the Chair sign Resolution 147-2015 revising the Community & Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDAC).

The proposed Resolution establishes a new policy focus, brings membership into closer alignment with other County committees, reduces membership from 11 to nine members, revises at-large member terms from one year to two years, and provides for the establishment of ad-hoc subcommittees of limited duration for the purpose of assisting the Committee on specific matters.

Staff also recommends the Board consider and provide direction regarding areas of focus for the Committee. Possible subject areas for consideration include:

1. Streamlining county processes (liaison for interested businesses / projects)
2. In collaboration with the Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, provide input and assistance with:
a. Five Year Update of the General Plan
b. Identification of existing land inventory and recommendations on how to make the best use of available land
c. Other Long Range Planning issues related to economic development in the County
3. Coordination of a business retention visit program
4. Initiation of a "shop local" strategy and education campaign
5. Development of a...

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