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File #: 19-0560    Version: 1 Name: CD9 - Economic Inclusion Plan
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to receive and file the 2019 Everyone In Economic Inclusion Implementation Plan, adopt recommendations, and request City Manager to work with the appropriate departments to report back with a timeline for implementation within 120 days for the five recommended policy areas: (1) Housing and Homeownership; (2) Small Business, Diverse Entrepreneurship; (3) Procurement; (4) Workforce and Youth Development; and (5) Connectedness (Economic Resilience); and Request City Manager provide on-going implementation plan updates every 6 months thereafter until a workplan and funding source for each of the policy goals has been approved by City Council.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN LENA GONZALEZ, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN STACY MUNGO, FIFTH DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER ROBERTO URANGA, SEVENTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 061119-R-32sr.pdf, 2. 061119-R-32sr Revised.pdf, 3. 061119-R-32 Implementation Plan.pdf, 4. 061119-R-32 Letters of Support.pdf
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Recommendation to receive and file the 2019 Everyone In Economic Inclusion Implementation Plan, adopt recommendations, and request City Manager to work with the appropriate departments to report back with a timeline for implementation within 120 days for the five recommended policy areas: (1) Housing and Homeownership; (2) Small Business, Diverse Entrepreneurship; (3) Procurement; (4) Workforce and Youth Development; and (5) Connectedness (Economic Resilience); and

Request City Manager provide on-going implementation plan updates every 6 months thereafter until a workplan and funding source for each of the policy goals has been approved by City Council.

DISCUSSION
Launched in November 2017, the 'Everyone In' Economic Inclusion Initiative follows the City Council's adoption of the Blueprint for Economic Development. The Blueprint is a ten-year framework that outlines policy recommendations and focus areas to drive the City's economic growth; strategies include strengthening established and emerging industries, workforce development, business assistance, quality of life, and leadership. The Blueprint also uplifts economic inclusion as a core focus area to increase access to economic opportunities in low-income communities.

While greater economic inclusion corresponds with more robust economic growth, 'Everyone In' sets out to design policy solutions that deliver economic opportunity to those being left behind in Long Beach's booming economy. 'Everyone In' has engaged underrepresented segments of the community to understand their experiences, and the policies and programs that have either helped or posed as barriers to opportunity. The Economic Inclusion Plan is the summation of five key strategies informed and designed by the community through comprehensive outreach.

The 'Everyone In' Economic Inclusion Initiative began with three essential steps, focusing on data collection, learning, and understanding the strengths and challenges of the Long Beach ...

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