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File #: 20-1666    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/26/2020 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 6/1/2020 Final action:
Title: Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO), and the CSUF Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for One HB Business Support Program (OneHB Program)
Attachments: 1. Att#1 OneHB MOU, 2. Att#2 One HB Business Support Program
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REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Marie Knight, Director of Organizational Learning and Development

Subject:
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Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO), and the CSUF Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for One HB Business Support Program (OneHB Program)
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Statement of Issue:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our business community has been hard hit and like many jurisdictions, we are experiencing record levels of economic distress. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to establish a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach; Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce; Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO); and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the creation of a micro-grant business support program called, Together, We're OneHB Supporting Local Business.

Financial Impact:
There is no financial impact.

Recommended Action:
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Approve and authorize the City Manager or his designated representative to execute the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership between the City of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities (CIELO), and the CSUF Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the Memorandum of Understanding, and direct staff to proceed in another direction.

Analysis:
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, City staff had been working on a unifying message for the organization centered on the concept that we are One HB working together to serve the community exceptionally. When the pandemic hit, we knew that this message could also be one that unif...

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