That occurs not less than seven days before the adoption of any resolution of designation or re-designation by a Sponsoring Government.
To which the Sponsoring Government(s) send staff or community partners, who are directly involved with the re-/designation and knowledgeable about the potential of business development in the proposed zone, as well as their elected or executive officials as feasible and appropriate.
At which the Sponsoring Government(s):
Make available and reviews draft copies of a map of the proposed zone boundary and other such materials related to the re-/designation;
Recognize for the record any written commentary already received from a district;
May allot time for opening statements by each district in attendance; and
Have the proceedings transcribed or recorded in some manner.
That involves discussion of relevant issues and may address follow-up steps for analysis or further consultation, as well as plans for adopting resolutions and completing the re-/designation.