Ann Arbor logo
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-0864    Version: 1 Name: 5/17/21 Economic Development Bylaws Amendment
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/17/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2021 Final action: 5/17/2021
Enactment date: 5/17/2021 Enactment #: R-21-168
Title: Resolution to Approve An Amendment to the Bylaws of the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Ann Arbor
Attachments: 1. 040121 EDC of AA Bylaws.pdf, 2. EDC - Approval of Amendment to Bylaws (002).pdf, 3. EDC - Cover Letter enc. Proposed Amendments to its Bylaws (002).pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve An Amendment to the Bylaws of the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Ann Arbor
Memorandum
The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Ann Arbor ("EDC/A2") was formed under Michigan's Economic Development Corporation Act in 1978. Its purpose is to assist in the attraction, relocation, retention and expansion of profit and non-profit organizations which provide employment and which are considered desirable and beneficial to the City. It has carried this out primarily by its issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds. This has permitted borrowers to realize substantial savings in financing costs due to the difference between taxable and tax-exempt interest rates. Since its creation, it has issued many such bonds.

The procedure for amending EDC/A2 Bylaws is set forth in Article IX of the EDC Bylaws, which provides:

"These by-laws may be altered or amended or repealed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors then in office at any regular or special meeting called for that purpose, provided, however, that the alternations, amendments or repeal shall be authorized by the Ann Arbor City Council as provided by law."
Staff
Reviewed by: Betsy Blake, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Marti Praschan, CFO/SAA, Financial and Administrative Services
Approved by: Tom Crawford, City Administrator

Body
Whereas, The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Ann Arbor (EDC/A2) met on March 5, 2021, and approved the attached Amendments to its Bylaws to increase the EDC Board of Directors size from nine voting members to eleven members (which will consist of nine voting members and two non-voting members);

Whereas, The EDC/A2 Bylaws require that the City Council approve any amendment to the EDC/A2 Bylaws; and

Whereas, The City Council deems it appropriate to approve the amendment to the EDC/A2 Bylaws as provided in the attached Amendment;

RESOLVED, That the City Council hereby approves the attach...

Click here for full text