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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />18:7644 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />ADJOURNED REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />JUNE 11, 1970 <br /> <br />The City Council and the City Planning Commission met in adjourned <br />sessions in the Board of Director's Room in the Arcadia Methodist <br />Hospital on June 11, 1970, at 7:30 P.M. <br /> <br />PRESENT <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Considine, Hage, Helms, Butterworth <br />Planning Commissioners Cahill, Erickson, Lauber, Livingston, Kuyper, <br />Reiter. <br /> <br />Chamber of Commerce President Camphouse introduced members of the <br />Board of D~rectors and the Area Development Committee. <br /> <br />Mayor Butterworth explained the purpose of the joint meeting ---that <br />inasmuch as the General Plan is about to be adopted, it is relevant <br />to give some thought to the important area development program with <br />relation to the Chamber of Commerce; that at the direction of Council <br />the City Manager had sent a letter to the Executive Vice President of <br />the Chamber setting forth requests for 1) an explanation in substantial <br />detail of how the contributions made by the City to the Chamber are <br />spent; 2) what new businesses have been attracted to the City through <br />the efforts of the Chamber and a description of the work the Chamber does <br />in soliciting new business; that in addition, discussion might concern <br />the contract with the City (dated January 26, 1954) - whether or not it <br />should be redrafted or amended to the satisfaction of the Council, the <br />Planning Commission and the Chamber; that discussion might be held on <br />whether or not a full time salaried area developer should be employed <br />and what part the City should play in such development. (informal <br />discussion - no agenda or format). <br /> <br />The Chamber Executive Vice-President explored items of the contract <br />(lA through lH) which related directly to the information requested by <br />Council and read from a prepared report (on file in the office of the <br />City Clerk) along with a breakdown of how the allocation of 3% of city <br />sales tax revenue is distributed in the operation of the Chamber. For <br />instance, toward the cost of publications, communications, facilities, <br />and staff salaries. He also explained how they follow through on an <br />industrial prospect; that they are in the midst of completing a city <br />industrial inventory map - the first. With reference to the Area <br />Development Committee of the Chamber he stated in part that it is <br />currently studying the proposed Fashion Park complex. In answer to <br />an inquiry flif any of the committee or someone travels to other cities <br />to follow up on a prospect" he stated that the Chamber is not budgeted <br />for this type of' contact and commented that the City of Pasadena does <br />this but has a substantial budget for such promotion. He continued that <br />in his opinion it should be decided just what is basically needed in the <br />city; that Arcadia being a city of fine homes, large businesses have <br />overlooked it. <br /> <br />Along this line, Chamber member Henry Hege stated in part that the <br />Chamber is hampered to some extent by not really knowing just what the <br />City wants; that he has appeared on various occasions before city <br />bodies on behalf of industry and has been told that they do not want <br />industry; that as a result he has personally advised clients to stay <br />out because they could not get approval for what they wanted to do; <br />that the Planned Industrial area as mapped is so restrictive it is <br />impossible to feasibly and/or economically build in those areas; that <br />Chamber has gone on record in this regard. <br /> <br />6-11-70 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />