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Board of Supervisors Economic Opportunity Committee 2011

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Committee Role:

 Advise the Board of Supervisors on appropriate economic development policies, programs and activities to ensure a Countywide perspective in support of a diversified economy, higher paying jobs and an expanded revenue base for local government services, while preserving and protecting the County’s agricultural, tourism and education economic base in collaboration with cities.

Committee Responsibilities:

  1. Recommend an Economic Development Strategic Plan to the Board of Supervisors that can create greater economic opportunities and enhance the county’s overall prosperity.
  1. Assist the Board in setting economic development priorities that provide a strategic policy focus.
  1. Recommend an economic development program that grows jobs through:
    1. Business retention and expansion
    2. Growing new businesses
    3. Attracting businesses
  1. Identify and support collaborative efforts with local governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and industry leaders to promote economic development activities that are compatible with the county’s vision to protect, preserve and enhance the region’s quality of life.
  1. Review and provide oversight in the distribution, funding and performance auditing of the Development Set-Aside Agencies:
    1. Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    2. Arts Council for Monterey County
    3. Monterey County Film Commission
  1. Review and provide oversight in the funding and performance auditing of the Monterey County Business Council Competitive Clusters Initiatives.
  1. Review and provide oversight regarding the County’s participation in the Salinas Valley Enterprise Zone.


Meeting dates:  TBD

Meeting location: TBD


         Chair: Supervisor Dave Potter, District 5                                                            Supervisor Lou Calcagno, District 2

Meeting Date Location/Time Agenda Minutes
Monday, November 15, 2010 Monterey Room, 2nd Floor/9:30 am 11/15/2010
Monday, January 31, 2011 Monterey Room, 2nd Floor/10:00 am Draft Economic Development Bylaws 01/31/2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Monterey Room, 2nd Floor/3:30 pm 04/05/2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Rd., Salinas/5:00 pm 04/19/2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 CSUMB Alumni Visitors Center, 100 Campus Center, Seaside/10:30 am Meeting location Map 05/31/2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 La Soula Ristorante, 10700 Merritt St., Castroville, CA/3:00 pm 06/29/2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 City Council Chambers, 117 Fourth Street, Gonzales/3:30 pm 07/27/2011
Friday, August 26, 2011 Colton Room, Portola Plaza, Monterey/2:30 pm Cancelled
Monday, October 24, 2011 Salinas/2:30 pm/Santa Lucia Room-2nd Floor-Steinbeck Institute of Art and Culture (formerly Sherwood Hall)-940 N. Main St., Salinas, CA Phase I Presentation 10/24/2011
Monday, December 12, 2011 Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza, Monterey/ 3:00 pm 12/12/2011
Thursday, February 9, 2012 TBD



Staff contacts:

Debby L. Bradshaw
Monterey County Administrative Office
Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs
168 West Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas,  CA  93901
Phone:  831.755.5338
Fax:      831.755.5081


Cynthia Juarez 
Monterey County Administrative Office 
Overall Economic Development Commission 
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor 
Salinas, CA 93901 
W: 831-755-5820 
F: 831-755-5081

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