Economic Development Committee

About the Committee

The Economic Development Committee acts in an advisory capacity to perform tasks and duties identified by the Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan. Advises the Council on economic development matters, makes recommendations on the annual economic development work plan, and oversees the work of subcommittees established to concentrate on creating plans for high-priority areas. Provides input to other City boards and commissions on economic development matters and reviews progress towards achieving the annual work plan goals and long range economic development goals. Encourages community involvement in economic development.

Enabling Legislation

Resolution 2013-66

2021-2022 WORK PLAN

On November 16, 2021, the Economic Development Committee presented their 2021-2022 Work Plan to the City Council. Click here to learn more.

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Mark Figone
George Gager
Sandra Mayithara
Ivan Rothman, Chair
Kevin Schenthal
Jean Shrem, Vice Chair
Patrick Swen
Eric Wright
(7 Vacancies)

Council Liaison 

Tessa Rudnick

Staff Liaison 

Aissia Ashoori, Housing Manager


7:00 PM
Third Monday of the month
City Hall, Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Ave.
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