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City Council Eyes $39K Deal to Support Chamber of Commerce Revival

The council is expected to approve a professional services agreement tonight that formalizes the city's relationship with the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce, which relaunched under new leadership earlier this year.

The Mill Valley City Council is expected to ink a deal Tuesday night that would provide $39,392 to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce to help the organization revive its membership, and strengthen its support of downtown businesses.

The move, which the council considers at its meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall, piggybacks on the chamber’s own mission to establish a sustainable business strategy after being in limbo for more than a year due to a leadership void and a drop in membership.

In October 2011, leaders of the city’s Business Advisory Board, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"biz-boards-battle-plan-moves-ahead"} --> (BAB) established a , and in June the chamber

hab3 September 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
This sounds a bit like welfare for small business. It seems to me that the landlords of the downtown area who control rents and thus small business overhead costs are the ultimate beneficiaries here.

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