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File #: 19-302    Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready - Administrative Business
File created: 3/29/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/10/2019 Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Report regarding consideration and appointment of one large business member to the General Plan Community Advisory Committee and one alternate. (Marian Lee, Assistant City Manager)
Attachments: 1. Att. 1 - Courtney McCrane - Actelion.pdf, 2. Att. 2 - Sophie Martin - Genentech.pdf, 3. Att. 3 - Final GPCAC Ballot
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Report regarding consideration and appointment of one large business member to the General Plan Community Advisory Committee and one alternate. (Marian Lee, Assistant City Manager)

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
Staff recommends City Council, by motion, vote to appoint one large business member to the General Plan Community Advisory Committee, and consider appointing an alternate large business member.

BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
A General Plan is the local government's long-term blueprint for the community's vision of future growth. Each city is required by California law to have a General Plan to guide its future land use decisions.

A report regarding the General Plan purpose, scope and approximate two-year planning process was presented to City Council on August 8, 2018. At that meeting, staff was given direction to proceed with this effort and there was substantive discussion about the General Plan Community Advisory Committee (GPCAC) that would be newly formed for the General Plan update. The GPCAC would be expected to meet regularly during the preparation of the General Plan and advise staff and City Council on notable matters related to the General Plan.

The GPCAC presently includes 12 members. 11 members have been appointed, as follows:

* 5 residential members
* 1 small business member
* 1 large business member
* 2 Planning Commissioners
* 1 Parks and Recreation Commissioner
* 1 School Board Member

At this meeting, City Council is being asked to appoint the last member and one alternate. At the City Council special meeting on March 27, 2019, the City Council reviewed three large business applications. With four of the five City Council members present, the business member representing Kaiser was appointed with unanimous approval. The applicants representing Genentech and Actelion were split with a two-to-two vote. Councilmembers agreed to request Councilmember Nicolas to interview the two candidates and return to this council meeting to info...

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