For example, the chief local elected official
of a single-city workforce area with a strong executive may choose to guide and direct the program without input from other elected officials.
While the chief local elected official
makes the appointments, the Governor sets the criteria.
Currently, the PICs are run by the chief local elected official
of the area who can appoint its membership with certain qualifications.
To apply, the chief local elected official
must continued the State agency responsible for administering the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Formula Block Grant program.
Once the chief local elected official
makes a final determination regarding how the grant will be used, that plan must be sent to the state for review and comment only.
The chief local elected official
would appoint the members, including at least one homeless person, a homeless advocate, a homeless provider, a member of the business community, labor, a community representative, a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a recipient.
Chief local elected officials
should be aware of the new requirements and begin planning now for next summer.
If a particular area includes several cities and counties, the Act requires that the chief local elected officials
talk with each other, and agree on a process for making the board appointments and developing the five-year plan.
The remainder are to be representatives of chief local elected officials
, labor organizations, individuals and organizations that have experience in the delivery of workforce investment activities and youth activities, and relevant state agency heads.
The bill provides for chief local elected officials
, representatives of state government including state legislators, educators and human services and resource programs, and private sector representatives to sit on state workforce investment boards.