Meeting Date: 05/17/2011 Page 1 Agenda Item #VIII.A.
CITY OF LAKEPORT
City CouncilLakeport Redevelopment AgencyCity of Lakeport Municipal Sewer District
CALED Professional Advisory Service Report
Richard Knoll, CDD/Redevelopment Agency Director
PURPOSE OF REPORT
: Information only Discussion Action Item
WHAT IS BEING ASKED OF THE CITY COUNCIL/AGENCY/BOARD:
The City Council is being asked to consider and accept the California Association for Local EconomicDevelopment (CALED) Professional Advisory Service (PAS) Report.
*See "Overview" section on the attached report.
The CALED PAS Report contains background, observations, and 14 specific recommendations on Pages 3through 5. The report points out several positive actions that have been accomplished over the years in Lakeport,including the City's Business Loan Program, retention of Mendocino College and the new Courthouseproject. The report also discusses an apparent disconnect between the community and businesses and the City andbusinesses. It should be noted that some of the recommendations that were made are already being workedon, including an online version of the City's vacant commercial land inventory, the City's improvement of itseconomic base, such as the streetscape project and City staff (City Manager and the Community Development Director) going out to meet with businesses.
Accept the CALED PAS Report as submitted or modify and amend with a request to revise and final.
Motion to accept the CALED PAS Report on the City of Lakeport (December 13-14, 2010).
CALED PAS Report