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File #: 19-1366    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee
On agenda: 12/2/2019 Final action:
Title: Verbal Update on Worker Cooperatives
Attachments: 1. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS, AND MARKETING COMMITTEE
SUBJECT
Title
Verbal Update on Worker Cooperatives

Report
BACKGROUND
At the September 18, 2019 Economic Development, Communications and Marketing (EDCM) Committee (Committee) meeting, the Committee referred next steps on Worker Cooperatives to the full City Council for review and direction.

At the October 29, 2019 City Council meeting, the Council approved next steps on Worker Cooperatives, which included direction to staff to review the City of Berkeley Worker Cooperative Program and documents used for their program and Council consideration of the allocation of $100,000 in funding for this effort.

Phase 1 of the next steps approved by Council includes the following steps:

1. Develop a Resolution supporting Worker Cooperatives in Santa Clara.
2. Develop a Worker Cooperative resource webpage on the City's website.
3. Work with the Chamber (or other 3rd party organization) to identify legacy businesses and develop an outreach strategy.
4. Outsource training on worker cooperatives with outside agency.

Phase 2 of the next steps approved by City Council includes the following steps:

1. Research options for technical assistance and conversion funding

At the November 5, 2019 City Council meeting, the Council approved the allocation of $100,000 in the budget to support Worker Cooperatives.

DISCUSSION
Staff will provide a verbal update on the status of the next steps for Worker Cooperatives approved by City Council at the October 29, 2019 City Council meeting.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
This is an information report only and no action is being taken by the City Council and no environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") is required.

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no fiscal impact to the City other than administrative staff time.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Economic Development, Communications, and Marketing Committee agenda on the City's of...

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