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File #: [19-0633]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/26/2019 Final action: 6/26/2019
Title: Approve a Framework for Chapel Hill's Participation in the Orange County Intergovernmental Work Group, Convey this Framework and Designate the Town's Representatives. (Reissued from June 19, 2019)
Attachments: 1. June 19, 2019 Draft Letter to BOCC Regarding Pilot Program Framework Requests, 2. Mayor Presentation, 3. Council Questions with Staff Response, 4. A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ORANGE COUNTY INTERGOVERNMENTAL COLLABORATIVE WORK GROUP AND AGREEING TO A FRAMEWORK FOR PARTICIPATION (2019-06-26/R-11)

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Approve a Framework for Chapel Hill's Participation in the Orange County Intergovernmental Work Group, Convey this Framework and Designate the Town's Representatives. (Reissued from June 19, 2019)
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Staff:
Department:
Pam Hemminger, Mayor
Mayor's Office
Jeanne Brown, Mayor's Aide


Overview: There is a desire to improve collaboration and cooperation with the municipalities within the County. The Orange County Board of Commissioners had several discussions and approved a framework for a pilot program to create an Intergovernmental Work Group with two representatives from each jurisdiction within the County. The Town is proposing some additional considerations.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council designate representatives to the Orange County Intergovernmental Collaborative Work Group, agree to a framework for participation and convey requests for several additions to the group's workflow to the Board of County Commissioners as well as the Carrboro and Hillsborough boards.

BACKGROUND: During the Orange County Board of County Commission's annual retreat, one of the themes that emerged was a desire to improve collaboration and cooperation with the municipalities within the County. This type of intergovernmental collaboration has historically been facilitated through a joint meeting process. However, some feedback to staff suggested that some elected officials felt the joint meeting framework lacked a clear purpose and few deliverables.

At the April 9, 2019 budget work session, the Board of Commissioners discussed using a new framework for intergovernmental collaboration that relies on smaller work group meetings rather than full joint meeting sessions. Based on this discussion, the Board resolved to proceed with an alternative, work group framework as a pilot project that would be evaluated for its effectiveness at the end of the pilot period.

On May 2, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a framework for these meetings which o...

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