Agenda Item 6C
April 14, 2015
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative
Expedited Bi1116-15, Economic Development Fund Strategic Plan
Expedited Bil116-15, Economic Development Fund - Strategic Plan - Amendments. The
Lead Sponsor is Councilmember Leventhal, and is scheduled to be introduced on April 14, 2015.
A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 5, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 16-15 would change the due date for the County Executive's strategic plan for
economic development from July 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015. The change would allow for
additional stakeholder input and coordination with other current Executive Branch initiatives. The
County Executive announced this spring that he is considering privatization of all or some of the
functions currently performed by the Department of Economic Development. This announcement
followed a separate initiative to consider a reorganization ofthe County's workforce development
service delivery system. Delaying the due date for the strategic plan would create an opportunity
for strategic plan participants (representing community and business interests) to review any
implementing legislation to be proposed by the Executive related to the privatization or
reorganization of economic development functions currently performed by County
government. Delaying the due date also provides opportunity for the County Executive to
coordinate the three efforts prior to transmittal of the strategic plan to the County Council.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 16-15
Legislative Request Report
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