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File #: 19-1208    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/10/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 10/29/2019 Final action: 10/29/2019
Title: Action on Referrals from the September 18, 2019 Economic Development, Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting [EDCM Committee referral 9/18/19: Items 19-990 -Termination of Billboard Agreement and 19-988 - Next Steps for Worker Cooperatives]
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on Referrals from the September 18, 2019 Economic Development, Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting
[EDCM Committee referral 9/18/19: Items 19-990 -Termination of Billboard Agreement and 19-988 - Next Steps for Worker Cooperatives]

Report
BACKGROUND
The Economic Development, Communications and Marketing Committee (Committee) met on September 18, 2019. During the meeting the Committee referred two items to staff for further action.

Referral # 1
The Committee recommended staff forward a request to the City Council to terminate the billboard agreement with All Vison, LLC.

Referral #2
The Committee referred the next steps on the Worker Cooperative to the City Council for review and approval, which includes directing staff to review the resolution and the process and procedures that the City of Berkeley used for their Worker Cooperative Program, and to have the Council consider allocating $100,000 in the budget for this effort.

DISCUSSION

Referral # 1: Terminate the All Vision Billboard agreement and recommend the termination be forwarded to the City Council for approval.

The All Vision, LLC Agreement is set to expire in March 2020. Staff is conducting additional research regarding work done under the agreement to ensure no financial liability exists with terminating the agreement. Staff expects to bring forward an item responsive to the Committee's referral to terminate the agreement with All Vision, LLC before the end of the calendar year.

Referral # 2: Refer the next steps on the Worker Cooperative to the City Council for review and approval, which includes directing staff to review the resolution and the process and procedures that the City of Berkeley used for their Worker Cooperative Program, and to have the Council consider allocating $100,000 in the budget for this effort.

At the meeting, staff presented proposed next steps for Worker Cooperatives in a phased approach.

Phase 1 includes the f...

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