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File #: 13-0515    Version: 1 Name: 05/20/2013 Economic Collaborative Task Force
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/20/2013 Final action: 5/20/2013
Enactment date: 5/20/2013 Enactment #: R-13-144
Title: Resolution to Form the Ann Arbor Economic Collaborative Task Force
Sponsors: Marcia Higgins, Sally Petersen
Resolution to Form the Ann Arbor Economic Collaborative Task Force
Whereas, The City established the Downtown Development Authority to act in the best interests of the City to halt property value deterioration, eliminate the causes of that deterioration, and to promote economic growth and increase property tax valuation where possible in its downtown development district;

Whereas, The Downtown Development Authority has adopted as its mission undertaking public improvements that have the greatest impact in strengthening the downtown area and attracting new private investment;

Whereas, Ann Arbor SPARK, is a regional public-private partnership of business, government and academic institutions working to advance the economy of the Ann Arbor region through the growth of the GDP of Washtenaw and Livingston Counties by establishing the area as a desired place for business expansion and location and by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations;

Whereas, City Council has adopted the following priorities for fiscal year 2014: City budget and fiscal discipline, public safety, infrastructure maintenance and transportation in the urban core, affordable housing and economic development;

Whereas, Each of these entities expends resources and talent to sustain and grow the City of Ann Arbor, whether within the boundaries of the downtown development district, or throughout the city; and

Whereas, By focusing on partnership and collaboration by and between the City, Downtown Development Authority, and Ann Arbor SPARK, each entity will be able to refine their individual goals and strategies with respect to economic development to better serve their shared community;

RESOLVED, That City Council forms the Ann Arbor Economic Collaborative Task Force with the mission of examining its member entities' respective core values, priorities, and activities regar...

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