COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2005
Convened: 5:43 p.m.
Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Dennis L. Irish
Also: †††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Julie Jacobson
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Budget Director John Pranckevicius
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Planning Board Member Sam Rosario
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Congressman McGovernís Rep. Gladys Rodriguez-Parker
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Director Donna McCabe
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Staffperson John Gibbons
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WCCVB Staffperson Nancy Burgess
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Economic Development Action Agenda (Sasaki Report).
††††††††† #8H CM† September 7, 2004
Recommend Report and Adoption of the accompanying Resolution that the City Council hereby endorses, in concept, the economic development action agenda as prepared and presented by Sasaki Associates.
2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) be transferred from Account #040-91000, City Managerís Personal Service Account and appropriated to Account #040-92000, Worcester Marketing Ordinary Maintenance Account to provide the balance of FY05 funding for the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
††††††††† #28SS CM† July 6, 2004
††††††††† In Committee September 23, 2004 Ė Held
††††††††† In Committee December 20, 2004 Ė Held
3.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Civic Center/Convention Center naming rights.
††††††††† #29 CC† December 21, 2004
4.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to an amendment to the Cityís contract with the Worcester County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) which details a scope of services and budget for FYí05.
††††††††† #8D CM† January 11, 2005
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to provide the City Council with information that identifies separate sources of funds for the Canal District and the DIF area.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to report to the City Council concerning the establishment of a manageable development task force with a geographic focus on downtown.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Director of the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide the City Council with quarterly reports concerning their goals and accomplishments.