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12-14-2010 CC Rpt A16 COUNCIL AGENDA STAFF REPORT CITY CLERK USE ONLY RECEIVED Meeting Date: December 14, 2010 ; ;•;; Public Hearing 0 Z010 DEC -6 I1/41110: 54 "llt.. Discussion Item ❑ Consent Item EY OFFICE CHINNO H CLERK LLS DATE: December 7, 2010 TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM: CITY MANAGER SUBJECT: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTING "BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS" AS PART OF SCAG'S DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a resolution entitled: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS IN SUPPORT OF "BUSINESS FRIENDLY PRINCIPLES" AS PART OF SCAG'S DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY. BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS: The City is a member of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). SCAG has been actively engaged in the development of a Southern California Economic Growth Strategy for local business. We have been a long-time supporter of SCAG and work in conjunction with several other key economic stakeholders to improve the Southern California economy. SCAG's Regional Council hosted an Economic Summit entitled "Southern California Economic Road to Recovery" on December 2, 2010. SCAG members, as well as the Governor-elect, state and other business leaders attended. The purpose of the event was to share with the Governor-elect and state leaders information about the potential actions that can be taken to remove impediments to economic growth for our communities. SCAG is asking cities to adopt the attached resolution in support of being responsive to the needs of business so as to maintain jobs and the tax base, developed as part of the Southern California Economic Growth Strategy: e9/6 AGENDA DATE: December 14, 2010 Page 2 SUBJECT: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTING 'BEING RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS" AS PART OF SCAG'S DEVELOPMENT OF A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY Principle One— Economic Development as a Priority We will demonstrate commitment to economic development as a priority. Principle Two— Business Partnership We will strive to provide quality municipal services to attract and retain businesses and employees. Principle Three— Business Responsive Processes We will strive to communicate effectively with businesses including processes to increase its responsiveness to businesses that are seeking or doing business within its jurisdiction. Principle Four—Attractiveness to Business Investment We will strive to streamline operations for efficient and responsive business assistance in areas of licensing, permitting, inspections and other municipal services and will seek to improve its attractiveness to new and existing businesses within its jurisdiction (commitments include striving to establish good communications with the business base via a newsletter or website). SCAG's goal was to have all 190 cities within our region adopt the resolution and present it formally at the Summit in December in order to demonstrate to the Governor- elect and state legislative leaders that Southern California communities are committed to working together with the state to keep businesses within California and find ways to reduce or remove economic impediments to growth. Cities adopting the resolution after the summit will be represented as participating cities in this event. REVIEW BY OTHERS: This item was reviewed by the Finance Director. FISCAL IMPACT: There is no fiscal impact or financial commitment. Respectfully submitted, Recommended by: Michael S. FleageryCity Manager Christine Kelly Community Development Di.Wector MSF:CK:w Attachment: Resolution