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File #: 2021-037    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER APPROVING THE RESUMPTION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO VIRTUAL REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS TO ADVISE THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ON ESSENTIAL INITIATIVES (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Consent


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER APPROVING THE RESUMPTION OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO VIRTUAL REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS TO ADVISE THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ON ESSENTIAL INITIATIVES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

In March 2020 the City Council suspended the operation of its commissions, committees and boards, with the exception of the Planning Commission, until further notice due to the COVID-19 global pandemic outbreak. Staff is requesting that the City Council authorize the Economic Development Commission (EDC) to resume virtual meetings to select its chair-person who may become a member of the CRA Board. This selection is necessary since all the EDC seats have been vacated with new members being appointed by the City Council.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:
1. APPROVE the resumption of the Economic Development Commission to virtual regular monthly meetings or, as deemed necessary by staff, special meetings.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE any other action the City Council deems appropriate.


IV. BACKGROUND

Section 27104.6 of the Carson Municipal Code, Duties and Functions of Commission, states the following authority and duties for the EDC:
a. Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council, the Carson Redevelopment Agency, the City Manager, the Executive Director, and the Economic Development Group in all matters pertaining to economic development issues.

b. Evaluate and recommend methods, measures, and programs which will favorably impact the City's business and industrial climate by attracting to and retaining business and industry in Carson, by providing assistance to firms having the potential of expanding their activities in Carson, and by creating a positive image of Carson as a place for business and industry.

c. Ensure a diverse economic and employment base for the City with a variety of business types, sizes, and ...

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