Summary List of Reform Issues (DRAFT)
This appendix includes a summary of recommendations. The recommendations are organized under five key policy areas relating to
the Committee's initial assessment of the program.
Inclusion on this list does not connote either support or opposition from the Members of Legislature. The list is being compiled to
assist the Committee in providing as transparent a policy making process as reasonably possible.
The list will be updated after each hearing. Copies of the list are available through the JEDE Office at 916-319-2090 and on the JEDE
website at www.assembly.ca.gov .
1. Program Purpose: In the statutory intent of the program consistent with actual structure and incentives of the
program? What should be the intent of the /G-TEDA programs? What is the purpose of the programs in relation to
California's overall economic development policy?
The enterprise zone program should be a prominent part of California's overall economic and
workforce development plans including California's Strategic Plan for federal Workforce
Investment Act funds and the state Economic Development Strategy.
Connection to Local
Require G-TEDAs to biennially demonstrate how their program fits within the broader local
economic and workforce development plan.
The purpose of the G-TEDA programs should be more directly focused on job creation.
The purpose of the G-TEDA programs should be to retain jobs in lower-income communities.
The purpose of the G-TEDA programs should be to help lower-income communities attract
businesses and be competitive with other states and countries.
1.6 Anti-poverty Program The purpos