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02/05/2019 05B Council Economic Development Committee report 4b tk, 4a` s i .,1-"c7,0110•0)-'1 p F r�tp aao /w \\Yt;Ak1AA BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 5.B. For Meeting of: February 5, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Council Economic Development Committee report SUBMITTED BY: Jason White, Council Economic Development Committee Chair SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The Committee placed on its standing agenda an item entitled "Downtown Destination" and intends start discussion on that item at its February Committee meeting. The Committee will also be provided updated strategic plan document reflecting the council priorities and updates from YCDA and DAY, v will be seated at the table and integrated into economic development discussions at future meetinc That update will be provided in the agenda packet but is not on the agenda for discussion. PWD Sha will also be providing the Committee with an outline of what his department has the capacity to do evaluate the downtown infrastructure. The Committee will continue its discussion on abandoned and vacant buildings at its February meetir Staff will be bringing the committee some requested information and staff will try to solicit informat from DAY and the Community Review Board prior to the meeting. The Committee heard of a proposed ordinance to address prefabricated steel storage containers. T proposed ordinance would exempt some containers from the building code requirement that they placed on foundations. Staff will formalize their proposal and provide it to the Committee at the Febru meeting, along with information about right-of-way permit regulations. The Committee heard a report regarding updating the zoning code to add regulations regarding use utility poles for small cell wireless facilities. This will go through the Planning Commission and it will mE a recommendation to the full Council after it finishes its process. Fulcrum Institute will providE presentation on its technology incubator project at the next Economic Development Committee meetin! The Committee chose not to send a representative to the ReCON conference in Las Vegas this year. The Committee discussed the National Main Street America Conference, which will be held in Sea from March 25-27. It was suggested that since the national conference was close, that Council membl be authorized to attend the conference. The Committee is asking for the full council to author one or more council members to attend the Conference. Conference fee: $125.00 per participant (this is the reduced rate for civil leaders in Main Street Amer communities) 2 Hotel fee: $189.00 at the conference hotel (more at overflow hotels with designated attendee rooms, to $209.00 per night) Meals are not included Conference information can be found here: https://www.mainstreet.o rg/howwecanhel p/mai nstreetnow/now2019 ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: