Economic Development Committee (EDC)

Purpose
The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is a City Council sub-committee assigned to offer early input on projects that impact the City's business development, real estate, housing or related projects/programs.  The Committee is composed of the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and one Council Member.

Current members are Mayor Van Der Mark, Mayor Pro Tem Burns, and Councilmember Strickland. 

BackgroundThe City established the EDC to allow staff to receive input and suggestions on programs and projects that impact the City's business development, real estate, housing or related projects/programs and to ensure efforts are coordinated in a proactive manner.  The group meets every other month unless there are no items of business.  In addition to the City Council members, staff representing the City Manager's Office and Community Development regularly attend the meetings.  Representatives for Police, Public Works, and Community Services attend as needed.  Both the Chamber of Commerce and Visit Huntington Beach are invited to participate.

On November 16, 2021, the EDC was merged with the Downtown Economic Development Committee (DEDC).  The DEDC focused on issues related to Downtown including programs and projects that impact the City's Downtown Area.   

Meeting Times and DatesThe EDC holds regular public meetings every other month on the second Wednesday of that month at 3:30 PM in the Lower Level Room, B-8, at the Civic Center located at 2000 Main Street.  All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.

The public is encouraged to participate with comments of up to three minutes at the beginning of the agenda.

Agenda & MinutesCurrent Agendas and Minutes

Archived Agendas and Minutes
Downtown Economic Development
Downtown Economic Committee - COMBINED W/ EDC
*Update* 11/23/2021The Downtown Economic Development Committee (DEDC) has been dissolved and merged with the Economic Development Committee (EDC) effective November 16, 2021.  EDC meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm, unless otherwise noted.  For further information regarding the EDC, please click here

PurposeThe Downtown Economic Development Committee (DTEDC) is a City Council sub-committee of the EDC, focused on issues related specifically to the Downtown area.  The Committee is composed of the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and past Mayor.

BackgroundThe City established the DTEDC to allow the City Council members, Downtown BID and related businesses and City Staff ample discussion opportunities regarding programs and projects that impact the City's Downtown area.  The meetings consist of the Downtown BID, 5th Street representatives, Visit Huntington Beach, Office of Business Development, Community Development, Special Events, Police, Community Services, and Public Works.

Meeting Times and DatesThe DTEDC holds regular quarterly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of January, April, July*** - will be held in June to better incorporate large downtown events, and October at 2:00 PM in room B-8 at the Civic Center located at 2000 Main Street, Lower Level. All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Meetings may be cancelled due to lack of quorum or business items.

The public is encouraged to come and participate with comments up to 3 minutes at the beginning of the agenda.

Agenda & Minutes