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File #: 22-362    Version: 1 Name: UC Prytaneum Collaboration
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Direction on Proposed Modifications to the UC Prytaneum Collaboration to Test a Community Engagement Model Related to Land-Use Decision-Making; and (2) Approval of a Related Collaborative Research Agreement with the UC Team.
Attachments: 1. 2021-10-11_ATT_March 15, 2021 Council Staff Report, 2. 2021-10-11_ATT_January 23, 2021 Opportunity Letter, 3. 2021-10-11_ATT_June 22, 2021 Updated Proposal, 4. 2021-10-11_ATT_June 14, 2021 Council Staff Report
Related files: 22-93, 21-696, 22-198
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CC - (1) Direction on Proposed Modifications to the UC Prytaneum Collaboration to Test a Community Engagement Model Related to Land-Use Decision-Making; and (2) Approval of a Related Collaborative Research Agreement with the UC Team.

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Meeting Date: October 11, 2021 (continued from August 9 and September 27, 2021)

Contact Person/Dept: Ashley Hefner Hoang/CDD/Advance Planning

Phone Number: (310) 253-5744

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date: N/A

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (09/22/2021 and 10/07/2021), Notify Me - General Plan Update (08/04/2021)

Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (09/30/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) provide direction regarding proposed modifications for the UC Prytaneum collaboration to test a community engagement model related to land-use decision-making; and (2) approve a related collaborative research agreement with the UC team.


BACKGROUND/ DISCUSSION

On March 15, 2021, City Council unanimously approved the City's participation in a joint project with law and public policy/political science professors from UC Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara (UC team) to test a new community engagement model at the General Plan Update (GPU) Community Health/Environmental Justice (EJ) Workshop (See Attachment 1). The UC team had reached out to the City with the opportunity to collaborate to test their model, called Prytaneum, at a local agency planning event (See Attachment 2).

The platform enables a new "dialogue and learning" model to supplement the "traditional public hearing participation" model of community e...

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