|The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) was established through resolution by City Council as a Council committee in 2010. Operating under a terms of reference approved by Council, EDAC provided recommendations and advice to Council and Administration on the development and implementation of the City’s economic development strategy.
After recent review of the statutory requirements of a Council committee, Administration identified inconsistencies in the establishment and operation of EDAC whereby it did not meet all the requirements under the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The issue was discussed at the Committee of the Whole meeting on May 19, 2020. This discussion indicated support for retaining EDAC as a Council committee subject to making the changes necessary to bring it into conformity with the MGA.
A bylaw was subsequently developed to make these changes and it received first and second Reading at the Council meeting on July 20, 2020. Feedback was provided by Council during the meeting and several amendments to the bylaw were requested for third Reading. These proposed amendments were incorporated into the Bylaw which received third reading on August 17, 2020. With the establishment of the new Committee, the former Committee established by Council resolution in 2010 needs to be dissolved.