Meetings watch: Economic Development Review Ad Hoc Committee

The city of Clovis Economic Development Review Ad Hoc Committee met Monday morning in the Assembly Room at city hall. The committee discussed the following:

• Updates and changes to the city’s economic development ordinance, which covers adopting an economic development plan, describing targeted businesses and industry, establishing criteria to determine eligibility for aid and other steps in providing city funds for local economic development.

The committee went through the 15-page document page by page to recommend changes to the ordinance, which was adopted by the city in 1996.

Changes in wording, deleting unnecessary clauses and updates to the ordinance to bring it in line with new state economic development laws were recommended by committee members, city attorney David Richards and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry.

• The meeting agenda also included discussion of an ordinance regarding the city’s Economic Development Advisory Board and a policies and procedures manual, but those items will be discussed at a later date.

The committee’s next meeting will be held 10 a.m. March 31 at city hall.


— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Emily Crowe