Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20672 on 07/06/2010, Section 2-283 read as follows.

    The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council (DCLC) shall have the following duties:

    (1)    Develop and recommend to the city council proposed boundaries of an expanded downtown development concept plan and study area Periodically review the boundaries of the expanded downtown development concept plan and study area as defined in the “Downtown Columbia Leadership Columbia Interim Report” dated May, 2009 (roughly Garth Avenue to Business Loop 70 to Old Highway 63 to Stewart Road and the northern edge of the University of Missouri campus) .

     (2)    Assess Monitor current assets and additional opportunities within the expanded study area that would assist in the area's redevelopment.

     (3)    Advise city staff and consultants on preparation of a blight/conservation study and preparation of a Missouri Downtown and Rural Economic Stimulus Act (MODESA) application.

     (4)    Develop for city council consideration, a strategic plan for the area and an underlying concept plan, similar to the plan prepared for the downtown area by Sasaki Associates. The Sasaki Plan should be used as a base for the expanded area Work with city-funded consultants to conduct annual downtown planning activities and to create a comprehensive downtown strategic plan .

     (5)    Recommend to the city council possible development guidelines and physical attributes for downtown Columbia.

     (6)    Work on other projects requested by the city council Monitor the implementation of recommendations resulting from the downtown planning charrette project and future DCLC downtown planning projects .

    (7)    Review and comment on all future downtown public finance mechanisms including tax increment financing (TIF), Brownfields and other economic incentives.

    (8)    Provide downtown awareness and outreach to include, but not limited to, DCLC annual report (measurables, progress, investment, jobs, etc.), annual downtown awards program and quarterly downtown seminars and presentations.

    (9)    The DCLC shall meet regularly and at the call of the chair.  The chair is authorized to excuse any member from attendance at a meeting; provided, that the member had requested to be excused at least one (1) day before the meeting.  Members who are absent, without being excused, from twenty-five (25) percent of the regular meetings held in a calendar year shall automatically forfeit their office. Members who are absent from three (3) consecutive regular meetings shall automatically forfeit their office.  It shall be the duty of the chair to promptly notify the city council of any such vacancy.  The DCLC shall have the power to adopt its own additional procedural regulations, provided that such regulations are consistent with city ordinances and state law.

    (10)    Work on other projects requested by the city council.




(Ord. No. 19852, § 1, 3-17-08)