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Cathedral City EZ in 2009

One of the five jurisdictions that applied for an Enterprise Zone in the 2008 round that was not successful was the West Coachella Valley, including such areas as Desert Hot Springs, Riverside County and Cathedral City. At a meeting of the Cathedral City Council on May 28 there was a detailed discussion and debate about attempting another such application for the 2009 round. Within the discussion are many interesting details that provide a window into the issues and challenges facing local jurisdictions when pondering Enterprise Zone designation.

Video of the Council meeting is available here on the City’s website. I have clipped the pertinent section, and here it is [if you receive the EZ Policy Blog by email, click here to view the video]:

Cathedral City Council 5/28/08 from Max Shenker on Vimeo.

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