TO: Honorable Mayor Wythe and Homer City Council
THROUGH: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Katie Koester, Community and Economic Development Coordinator
DATE: January 22, 2014
SUBJECT: Ordinance 14-01: Marine Trades Member on EDC
The Economic Development Advisory Commission has asked that an advisory seat for the Homer Chamber of Commerce Director be added to the Economic Development Advisory Commission. Ordinance 14-01 does this. In the past Council has discussed extending the same opportunity to the Homer Marine Trades Association (HMTA). The Association has considered this carefully and at their January 16, 2014 meeting passed a motion to request the Homer City Council create a non-voting seat on the Economic Development Advisory Commission for an HMTA representative. At the meeting, which I attended, it was discussed that there is a vacant regular seat on the Commission a member could apply for. HMTA preferred a seat that was dedicated, non-voting and advisory.
If the Council would like to add an advisory seat to the Economic Development Advisory Commission, I suggest the following amendments to Ordinance 14-01:
Line 30 following “meeting.” Insert “; and
WHEREAS the Homer Marine Trades Association represents professionals and businesses in the marine trades that contribute to the economic vitality of the community; and
WHEREAS the work the Economic Development Commission does to promote economic development would benefit from the perspective and expertise of this industry.”
Line 45 following “Councilmember” insert “, a representative of the Homer Marine Trades Association”
Amend the title to include the Homer Marine Trades Association member.