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File #: 2022-125    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/14/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER AN UPDATE ON CITY COMMISSIONS (CITY COUNCIL)
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, March 01, 2022
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER AN UPDATE ON CITY COMMISSIONS (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This report provides an informational update to the City Council regarding the recent activities of City Commissions. Most of the City Commission meetings except for the Planning Commission were canceled at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Since that time, some of the Commissions were authorized by the City Council to resume meeting so they could address specific needs pertaining to the Commission's focus area. These included the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Commission, the Economic Development Commission, and the Women's Issues Commission, all of which have been meeting regularly.
In summer 2021, the City Council directed that all remaining Commissions shall be reactivated on a rolling as-needed basis starting in September 2021 with meetings conducted digitally or in-person based on the preference of the Commissioners. Since then, the Public Works Commission and the Environmental Commission have resumed.
At the Disaster Council meeting on January 10, 2022, Mayor Davis-Holmes called for all Commissions that had not yet resumed meetings to suspend meeting until further notice. This item includes updates on only those Commissions that have been meeting.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

RECEIVE and FILE this report.



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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE another action the City Council deems appropriate and that is consistent with applicable laws.


IV. BACKGROUND

Updates on recent and planned Commission activities are included below.
Economic Development Commission
After the pandemic-related suspension of meetings, the Economic Development Commission resumed meeting on January 26, 2021 and selected a Chair and Vice-Chairperson. The Commission has discussed and provided input on the City's Business Assistance Program, budget, bike paths, Economic Development Strategy Request for Pro...

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