File #: REPORT 20-0308    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/28/2020 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 6/1/2020 Final action:
Title: Role of Economic Development Committee

Honorable Chair and Members of the Hermosa Beach Economic Development Committee
Regular Meeting of June 1, 2020



Role of Economic Development Committee




Role of Economic Development Committee


The Economic Development Committee is comprised of two Councilmembers and two Planning Commissioners. It has been established to provide leadership and to advise the City Council and Planning Commission to ensure the preservation and vitality of Hermosa Beach businesses for recovery and resilience after COVID-19 business disruption and to develop longer term Economic Development goals and programs.


Potential tasks and oversight of the Economic Development Committee could include:


                     Immediate responses to pandemic closures to facilitate successful and sustainable businesses reopening citywide

                     Receive feedback from Stakeholder Advisory Group and greater business community, such as surveys and interviews

                     Identify and implement Economic Development goals of PLAN Hermosa

                     Longer term Economic Development Strategies, such as updating the Downtown Core Revitalization Strategy, regulatory approaches, and business recruitment and retention.


Economic Development Committee discussion focuses on all business sectors and commercial areas of Hermosa Beach:

                     Public Parking

                     Sidewalk Dining

                     Parking in Front of Restaurants

                     Communal Spaces



                     Slower Traffic/Speed Limit on Pier and Hermosa Ave

                     Wayfinding Signage

                     Safer in Hermosa Campaign




The Economic Development Committee is intended to continue for 2 years, or as determined by the City Council.