PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
PREPARED BY: John Lang, Economic Development Coordinator
APPROVED BY: Leslie Little, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Department
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BLUEPRINT WORKSHOP
Provide feedback on key Economic Blueprint Fundamentals as identified through the public engagement process.
The City of Morgan Hill has grown and transformed over the last 20 years. With a resident population over 43,000 and nearly 1,200 businesses, now is the ideal time for the City of Morgan Hill to develop an Economic Blueprint. To foster economic growth and support fiscal sustainability, the Economic Blueprint is envisioned to be a "big picture" document to guide land use, policy development, and budget decisions for the next five to ten years.
Building upon the initial research and community engagement process undertaken with the General Plan update, the development of the Economic Blueprint has included focus groups and one-on-one meetings with various resident, business and organizational stakeholders to ascertain the opportunities that exist to drive investment into Morgan Hill. Thus far, staff has solicited and received feedback from focus group meetings with the Downtown Association, Kiwanis, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, City employees, and Morgan Hill residents. In addition, staff has had several one-on-one meetings with small and large companies in Morgan Hill on the Economic Blueprint. Feedback in key areas has included: business and industry focused efforts, infrastructure improvements and investments, and regulatory and policy making.
The purpose of this workshop with the Planning Commission is to solicit feedback on the identified key fundamentals identified through the Economic Blueprint Community engagement process.
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