A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Designating Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Priorities and Requesting that the City Economic Development Advisory Commission Review These Priorities and Provide Recommendations Regarding Implementation Strategies Including Timetables, Responsible Parties, and Funding. Wythe.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, DESIGNATING COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (CEDS) PRIORITIES AND REQUESTING THAT THE CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION REVIEW THESE PRIORITIES AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES INCLUDING TIMETABLES, RESPONSIBLE PARTIES, AND FUNDING.
WHEREAS, The Homer City Council recently adopted a Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS); and
WHEREAS, Economic development and job creation is a Council priority and it would like to move forward with implementation of goals and objectives that are feasible and prudent at this time; and
WHEREAS, The Economic Development Advisory Commission’s (EDC) work plan for this year includes reviewing the CEDS and making recommendations to the Council regarding implementation; and
WHEREAS, The City Council determined that it would be beneficial to review the document again itself and provide the EDC with a list of priorities that it would like the Commission to focus on; and
WHEREAS, Council members reviewed the CEDS and offered suggestions regarding priorities at a workshop on April 27, 2012.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby designates the following as CEDS priorities:
• Affordable Housing
• Voc-Tec or Marine Tech training and education
• Market Homer for High Tech Businesses
• Downtown Vitalization
• Expand Water and Sewer Distribution Systems and the Number of Customers
• Expand Shoulder Season Sports
• Promote Homer as an Agricultural Center
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council requests that the EDC review these priorities and provide recommendation regarding implementation strategies including timetables, responsible parties, and funding sources.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 14th day of May, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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