Executive, legislative branches convene for ELA PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 July 2016 14:13

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday convened the executive and legislative branches of government to discuss the agenda for next 3 years in line with a Department of Interior and Local Government memorandum circular providing the guidelines for the updating of development plans as well as the template on the contents of the ELA.

The ELA or Executive-Legislative Agenda is a term-based component of the Comprehensive Development Plan and is a plan document that contains the 3-year priorities of the two departments or branches of the local government units. It contains the development thrusts/ priorities, prioritized program, projects and proposed legislations.

The two-day activity which kicked off July 28 at a local convention hall, intends to bring together the newly elected members of the City Council and the chairpersons of the ELA clusters created through Executive Order 192 issued on July 1, 2016 creating the City Government ELA Committee.

Specifically, the ELA planning aims to make the participants understand the vision statement, spatial strategy and challenges facing the city; present the development directions on security, health and education and flagship programs for the next 3 years; present the proposed legislative agenda and agree on an ELA and understand the draft comprehensive land use plan and zoning ordinance prepared by the Palafox and Associates.

The two-day event is facilitated by the USAID-SURGE. — Sheila Covarrubias