Commissions, Committees and Boards

Economic Development Commission

Meets: 8:00 a.m.; 1st Thursday of the month   City Hall - Executive Conference Room
Staff Name: John Raymond x1773; Saied Naaseh x1770
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Consists of nine members; three alternates
The Carson Economic Development Commission shall have the following authority and duties:
“(a) Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council, the Carson Successor Redevelopment Agency, the City Manager, the Executive Director, and the Economic Development Group in all matters pertaining to economic development issues.
(b) Evaluate and recommend methods, measures, and programs which will favorably impact the City’s business and industrial climate by attracting to and retaining business and industry in Carson, by providing assistance to firms having the potential of expanding their activities in Carson, and by creating a positive image of Carson as a place for business and industry.
(c) Ensure a diverse economic and employment base for the City with a variety of business types, sizes, and markets, including small and disadvantaged businesses.
(d) Review requests for City and Successor Redevelopment Agency assistance and make recommendations to the City Council and Successor Redevelopment Agency.
(e) Coordinate projects with the Carson/Lomita/Torrance Private Industry Council that are designed to inform and educate citizens and businesses concerning its services.
(f) Advise and assist other City Groups, Commissions and Committees in developing and administering programs and procedures which will further the City’s economic development goals and objectives.
(g) Monitor regional projects, plans, and decisions which might impact the City’s economic development goals and objectives.
(h) Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council and the Information Technology Manager in all matters pertaining to information technology issues.
(i) Review and provide advice and recommendations concerning the City’s information technology systems and recommend to the full City Council enhancements to such systems and ways to enhance teaching of computer and information technology literacy for Carson residents.”

NameOffice HeldTerm
Ray Aldridge, Jr. Chairperson 12/6/2022 - 11/30/2024
Deborah Wallace Vice Chairperson 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Christopher Childers Commissioner 12/6/2022 - 11/30/2024
Darren Embry Commissioner 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Trini Jimenez Commissioner 12/6/2022 - 11/30/2024
Blake Kelley Commissioner 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Katie Pandolfo Commissioner 12/6/2022 - 11/30/2024
Clyde Sparrow Commissioner 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Nasser Watar Commissioner 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Ted Cordova Alternate #1 4/4/2023 - 11/30/2024
Victor Ibarra Alternate #2 2/6/2024 - 11/30/2024
Danielle O'Leary Alternate #3 2/6/2024 - 11/30/2024
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701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
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