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File #: 06-1353    Version: 1 Name: CD3 - 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/14/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to approve the 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda as recommended by the Federal Legislation Committee.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER GARY DELONG, THIRD DISTRICT, CHAIR, Federal Legislation Committee
Attachments: 1. 121906-R-28sr&att
TITLE
Recommendation to approve the 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda as recommended by the Federal Legislation Committee.
 
DISCUSSION
On November 7, 2006, the Federal Legislation Committee met to discuss and recommend changes to the 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda. The Committee discussed the City Manager's recommendations before approving a proposed 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda, with amendments. The Committee's recommended changes to the FY 07 agenda have been incorporated into the attached FY 07 Proposed Agenda. A summary of the various changes from the 2006 agenda to the proposed agenda is also provided as Attachment A.
 
During the meeting, Committee members also discussed areas of interest including: funding to acquire and rehabilitate wetlands; increased funding for veterans services; concerns related to goods movement and air quality; increased funding for workforce development (especially for jobs and training for disadvantaged youth); funding to help homeless and people with mental health issues; and funding for affordable housing (with a special focus on housing and transition services for young adults with disabilities). It is recommended that staff track these issues throughout the year in accordance with our adopted federal legislative agenda and report back to the Federal Legislative Committee and City Council as appropriate.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
GARY DELONG, CHAIR
FEDERAL LEGISLATION COMMITTEE