Monday, February 28, 2011

Walnut Creek may create $250,000 economic development department

Walnut Creek may create a new economic development department within City Hall that would be run by an economic development director set to pull down around $150,000 a year. The new division would tackle such issues as late-night alcohol policy for the downtown, and staffers would work with business leaders to promote the city and tourism. The economic plan also includes goals such as selling city property, bidding to host a second campus of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and attract new events to Walnut Creek. More>