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File #: 19-675    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 7/2/2019 Final action: 7/2/2019
Title: Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for funding of an Economic Development Director and Manager position.
Sponsors: City Manager Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Legal Review Checklist form v. 5 ILA with CRA fro Office of Economic Development Positions, 3. ILA - Economic Development Positions -6-3-19 lg rev
TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Caryn Gardner-Young, Assistant City Manager
THROUGH: Neal de Jesus, Interim City Manager
DATE: July 2, 2019

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Approval of an Interlocal Agreement with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for funding of an Economic Development Director and Manager position.

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Motion to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for funding of an Economic Development Director and Manager position.

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Background:
For several years prior to 2009, the City of Delray Beach (City) funded an Economic Development Director who was located in the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Although periodic reports were given to the City, the position was housed at the Chamber of Commerce and received day-to-day direction from the President of the Chamber. After the incumbent left, the position was vacant for a while. When the economic downturn occurred, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) decided to reestablish the position.

In February 2009, the CRA Board approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City to provide for joint funding of an Economic Development Director position, to be employed by the CRA. The Agreement was for a period of two (2) years and provided that the CRA would pay 75% of the salary and benefits and the City would pay 25%. The position would work on economic development initiatives primarily within the CRA district but would also develop initiatives for commercial/industrial areas citywide. At the City Commission meeting of June 7, 2011, the City Commission discussed the possibility of entering into a new Agreement to participate in funding the position with the CRA. The City Commission agreed to provide the funding, and to continue to have the person work out of the CRA office. The Interlocal Agreement between the City and CRA provided for the joint funding of the position (75% of salary and benefits to be paid by th...

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