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Economic Development Committee

The purpose of the Economic Development Committee is to advise the City Council on matters related to promoting vital and inviting business areas and advancing economic development within the City. The Committee shall assess the current and ongoing business climate in the City and submit recommendations to the City Council intended to maintain a strong economic base in the City. The Economic Development Committee was established by the City Council on July 6, 2015 and meets on the first Thursday of the month at City Hall.

Find out more about the Economic Development Committee, see who is currently appointed and get caught up on past meetings.

AGENDA

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:00 pm

1.         CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL

2.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 7, 2019

3.         PUBLIC COMMENT

For persons desiring to address the Commission/Committee/Board on an item that is not on the agenda please note that each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes. The Brown Act limits the Committee’s ability to take and/or discuss items that are not on the agenda; therefore, such items are normally referred to staff for comment or to a future agenda.

4.         ANNOUNCEMENTS

Staff and Committee member announcements, reports and updates of status of previous agenda items.

  • 4-1.1175 Solano Avenue Update
  • 4-2.987 San Pablo Avenue Update
  • 4-3.Albany Subaru Upgrade
  • 4-4.Hotsy Totsy Anniversary

5.         PRESENTATIONS

  • 5-1.Presentation on Recent Changes in Commercial Parking Supply

Recommendation: Receive report. No action is required.

6.         DISCUSSION & POSSIBLE ACTION ON MATTERS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • 6-1.Discussion and Possible Motion on Solano Avenue Compete Streets

          Planning Process

    Recommendation: Review attached draft plan, provide comments, and make a recommendation to Council for approval.

Solano Avenue Complete Streets Draft

  • 6-2.Subcommittee Reports

Recommendation: Receive updates from subcommittees.

Business Improvement District: Brown, Cheasty

Farmer’s Market: Charles, Sala

Marketing & Outreach: Montagh, Tiedemann

Arts Committee Liaison: Brown

7.         FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

Committee members announce requests for future agenda items. No public comment will be taken on announcement of future agenda items.

8.         NEXT MEETING: Thursday, April 4, 5:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 San Pablo Ave.

Please Note: there are no public meetings in August.          

9.         ADJOURNMENT 

NOTICE

As a general policy, the Committee will not begin discussion or consideration of an agenda item after 10:00 pm.

Agendas are posted for public inspection in advance of meetings at City Hall, the Albany Community Center, and the Albany Senior Center. Agendas and supporting documents can also be found online at: www.albanyca.org. Supporting documents and any public comments received will be made available for public inspection at City Hall. If you have any questions pertaining to any agenda item or Council meeting procedure, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 510-528-5710.

Archives of past City meetings are available on the City website. Audio recordings of Committee meetings will be uploaded to the City website and YouTube within one week of each public meeting.  Please note that if you provide your name and address when speaking before the Committee it will become part of the official public record, which will be posted on the Internet.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and State Law, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administration Office 510-528-5710.  Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (28 CFR 35.102.104 ADA Title II)”.  Upon request, we will provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternate formats, of disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings.  Please deliver a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and brief description of the requested materials and preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service at least two (2) days before the meeting.  Request should be sent to: cityclerk@albanyca.org or City Clerk, 1000 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA  94706.

The City of Albany is dedicated to maintaining its small town ambiance, responding to the needs of a diverse community, and providing a safe, healthy and sustainable environment.

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