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File #: 19-1330    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Update on Community Partners Webpage
Attachments: 1. City of Palo Alto Community Partners Webpage
REPORT TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS, AND MARKETING COMMITTEE
SUBJECT
Title
Update on Community Partners Webpage

Report
BACKGROUND
At the September 18, 2019 Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing (EDCM) Committee (Committee) meeting, the City Attorney noted that the City of Santa Clara (City) could incorporate something on its website like the City of Palo Alto's Community Partners webpage (Attachment 1).

DISCUSSION
The City is preparing for its new website launch in December. Upon that successful launch, staff will begin working on establishing a webpage that is similar to the City of Palo Alto's webpage.

The City of Palo Alto's Community Partners webpage consists of a listing of local non-profits, educational institutions, partner organizations or businesses in Palo Alto that, per the website, actively support the mission of the City of Palo Alto through its services, programs or its ongoing financial support. These partners meet specific criteria:

* Serve the City or have a City branch
* Support community non-profits and neighborhood associations
* May have a role that ties into or contributes to the achievement of the Council priorities

As stated at the last Committee meeting, City staff will work to develop and implement a Community Partners webpage as part of the new City website. As a part of this process, staff will create a clear set of criteria to be listed on the site. The criteria may include those listed above as well as:

* City grantees providing social services
* Local non-profits formed to support the City
* City's recreational class providers
* Other public agencies that provide services of interest to City residents

Staff will continue to work with the City Attorney's Office as the criteria are developed to include as many community partners as possible on the website. Staff will also develop a communications outreach plan to connect with Santa Clara organizations that may want to be considered for inclusio...

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