Agenda Item 76
May 5, 2015
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
May 1,2015
TO:
FROM:
County Council
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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SUBJECT:
Public Hearing:
Expedited Bill 16-15, Economic Development Fund - Strategic
Plan - Amendments
Expedited Bill 16-15, Economic Development Fund - Strategic Plan - Amendments. The
Lead Sponsor is Councilmember Leventhal, and was introduced on April 14, 2015. Action is
tentatively scheduled for May 21.
Background
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 perfonned by the Department of Economic Development. This announcement
followed a separate initiative to consider a reorganization of the 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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Expedited Bill No.
16-15
Conceming: Economic
Development
Fund - Strategic Plan - Amendments
Revised: [datel
Draft No.-IttL
Introduced:
April 14, 2015
Expires:
October 14, 2016
Enacted:
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Executive:
[date signed]
Effective:
[date takes effectl
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Councilmember Leventhal
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(l)
extend the time for the Executive to submit an economic development strategic plan
for the County to the Council;
(2)
generally amend the law governing the economic development strategic plan.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 20, Finance
Section 20-76
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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ExPEDITED BILL
No.
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Sec. 1. Section 20-76 is amended as follows:
20-76. Economic Development Strategic Plan, Administration.
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The Executive must submit, by method 1 regulation, an economIC
development strategic plan for the County to the Council for approval
on or before [July 1, 2015] October
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2015 and each fourth year
thereafter.
The success or progress of the strategic plan must be
measurable and the plan must include measures to address:
(1)
job creation;
private sector compensation and benefits;
target industries;
target geographic areas;
workforce education and training;
growth in
tax
base;
economic opportunity for residents;
encouragement of entrepreneurs and small business;
land use; and
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(l0) other actions necessary to promote economic development in the
County.
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Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
Approved:
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George Leventhal, President, County Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited Bill 16-15
Economic Development Fund -Strategic Plan
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Amendments
DESCRIPTION:
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 of the 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 ofeconomic 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.
Create a better strategic plan for economic development.
DED, CAO
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Jacob Sesker, Senior Legislative Analyst, Robert H. Drummer,
Senior Legislative Attorney
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PROBLEM:
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IMPACT:
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