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Economic Development Action Plan
The purpose of the 2016 Economic Development Action Plan is to build upon and consolidate information from previous documents and provide focus for current and upcoming economic development efforts, including building upon unfinished but relevant recommendations of the 2006 Economic Development Action Plan; furthering implementation of the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, Urban Greening Plan and Arts and Culture Master Plan; incorporate analysis from the CCTA PDA Implementation Plan (underway) of market conditions; and identify opportunities and constraints to economic development and recommend new economic development tools.

2016 Economic Development Action Plan - Adopted March 15th, 2016
The Council Packet includes the Resolution 2016-20 to adopt the plan.

2016 Economic Development Action Plan - Adopted March 15th, 2016

Background
The first Economic Development Action Plan was adopted in 2006. Over the last decade, a number of changes have occurred making it appropriate to take a new look at the plan and refresh its contents. The loss of redevelopment is the most significant change to the City’s financial capacity to undertake economic development activities, yet the loss of these revenues make economic development all the more important to ensure the financial viability of the community.

In March 2015, the City Council held a special study session to review the El Cerrito Strategic Plan. One of the policies adopted during the review was to update the 2006 Economic Development Action Plan and build on strengths, including diversity, arts, culture, and environmental sustainability. The 2016 Economic Development Action Plan Outline was reviewed by the Economic Development Committee in January 2016 and was the first step in revising the Economic Development Action Plan.

The Draft 2016 Economic Development Action Plan was reviewed by the Economic Development Committee (EDC) in February, 2016. Comments and recommendations from the EDC's review were forwarded to City Council for their consideration. The Plan went before City Council on March 15, 2016 and was adopted.

For more information, please contact Katherine Ahlquist, Community Development Analyst.  


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