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City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 120.210; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 4857, 10-7-2019]
There is hereby established an advisory council to be known as the "Economic Development Council (EDC)." The primary focus of the EDC shall be to assist the City Council and designated City staff in the attraction and retention of businesses complementary of the City's long-term vision for economic development, growth, prosperity, and implementation of programs and policies designed to strengthen business partnerships and entrepreneurial collaboration leading to job growth and a healthy local economy.
[R.O. 1996 § 120.220; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 4657 §  1, 4-17-2017; Ord. No. 4813, 4-15-2019]
A. 
Members. The Economic Development Council (EDC) shall consist of fourteen (14) voting members.
B. 
Appointment. The Mayor, with the consent and approval of a majority of the City Council, shall appoint ten (10) members to the Economic Development Council. Members not appointed by the Mayor shall be appointed in the manner the entity to be represented customarily appoints members to similar boards. One (1) member shall be appointed by the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. One (1) member shall be appointed by the Blue Springs School District. One (1) member shall be appointed by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce. One (1) member shall be appointed by Downtown Blue Springs Main Street, Inc. d/b/a Blue Springs Downtown Alive!. One Councilmember will be assigned annually to serve as a non-voting liaison.
C. 
Qualifications. Members should show an interest in economic development and promoting business in the City.
D. 
Terms. Appointments by the Mayor shall be for terms of three (3) years. Members appointed by other entities shall serve until the entity to be represented appoints a replacement.
E. 
Staff. The City’s Director of Community and Economic Development shall interact with the Economic Development Council (EDC) to support economic programming, services and development activities.
[Ord. No. 4857, 10-7-2019]
[R.O. 1996 § 120.230; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016]
The Economic Development Council shall meet every other month and at such times as adopted in the rules and regulations set out in Section 120.250.
[R.O. 1996 § 120.240; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016]
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Except when assigned by State law to another entity, the duties of the Economic Development Council shall be as follows:
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Advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding the sale, acquisition, and development of property.
2. 
Advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding strategies, objectives and policies to attract and retain business.
3. 
Advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding general policy guidelines for the City's economic development program except where such recommendations are assigned by State law to another entity.
4. 
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 4857, 10-7-2019]
5. 
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 4857, 10-7-2019]
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Perform such other duties as from time to time the Mayor and City Council may request consistent with the other duties of the EDC.
[R.O. 1996 § 120.250; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016]
The Economic Development Council hereby established is empowered to promulgate rules and procedures consistent with the ordinances and policies adopted by the City Council of the City of Blue Springs to be followed by it for the conduct of its meetings and to carry out the duties and responsibilities hereby granted it. Any rules and procedures promulgated shall be forwarded to the City Council. Before any such rules and procedures shall become effective, they shall be first approved by resolution of the City Council.
[R.O. 1996 § 120.260; Ord. No. 4615 § 1, 9-19-2016; Ord. No. 4857, 10-7-2019]
The Economic Development Council shall make, on or before February 1 of each year, a report to the City Council containing such information and recommendation as requested by the City Council.