Public Comments on Economic Development Fund Program Priorities Before Council Approves Motion

Dave Jones, steward of The Hive in White Rock began public comment with regard to planning and budgeting for 2013-2017 on what is important to business people with regard to the $4 million available in the County Economic Development Fund. The County’s Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher looks on at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President Andy Andrews of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network (LAEN) spoke during public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Councilor Harry Burgess listens as President Andy Andrews of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network (LAEN) speaks to Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Center and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce spoke during public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Former Councilor Robert Gibson spoke during public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Paul Cook of Los Alamos National Bank spoke during public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

During the follow up discussion regarding economic development planning and budgeting for 2013-2017. Councilor Fran Berting moved, seconded by Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, that Council approve the Economic Development Fund Program Priorities as described in Attachment A with the potential for making changes as new developments require reevaluation of the global picture and approve associated Budget Revision No. 2013-12 in Attachment B.

Councilor Fran Berting amended her motion to the suggested motion provided in the Staff Report. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle accepted the amendment.

For the record the motion now reads:

I move that Council approve the Economic Development Fund Program Priorities as described in Attachment A and associated Budget Revision No. 2013-12 in Attachment B.

The motion passed 4–2; Councilor Vincent Chiravalle and Vice Chair Geoff Rodgers opposed.

Councilor Mike Wismer moved, seconded by Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, that the County Council direct staff to place an emphasis on initiating the process to improve the

A-19 core infrastructure as outlined in this agenda documentation page 125 Phase 1.

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle offered a friendly amendment adding: and that staff bring the master plan for the A-19 development to Council for adoption.

For the record the motion now reads:

I move that the County Council direct staff to place an emphasis on initiating the process to improve the A-19 core infrastructure as outlined in this agenda documentation page 125 Phase 1 and that staff bring the master plan for the A-19 development to Council for adoption.

The motion passed 6-0.

 

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