The City Government of Davao has issued Executive Order (EO) No. 78, Series of 2022, reconstituting and reorganizing the membership of the City Development Council under Republic Act No. 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991.
The EO, signed by Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte on December 29, 2022, states that the City Development Council will assist the local legislative body in setting the direction of economic and social development and coordinating development efforts within the city.
EO 78 states, “In line with the development thrust of the City Government on focusing on the delivery of services, programs, and projects into more specific and essential targets, there is a need for an integrated manner of planning and opening its resources from within and outside sources into focused areas and barangays.”
The new order states that the DCDC Executive Committee will be led by the city mayor or his alternate, the city administrator, as the chairperson and a representative from a Civil Society Organization (CSO) as the vice-chairperson.
The membership will also include the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee
on Finance, Ways and Means (Appropriations) chairperson; Association of Barangay Captains president; Civil Society Organizations representative; Social Development Committee chairperson and vice-chairperson, Economic
Development Committee chairperson and vice-chairperson, Infrastructure
Development Committee/Zoning and Land Use chairperson and vice-chairperson, Environment Management Committee chairperson and vice-chairperson, and Public Administration Development Committee chairperson and vice-chairperson.
The DCDC is mandated to formulate long-term, medium-term, and annual socio-economic development plans and policies; formulate medium-term and annual public investment programs; appraise and prioritize socio-economic development programs and projects; formulate local investment incentives to promote the inflow and direction of private investment capital; coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of development programs and projects; and perform such other functions as may be provided for by law.
All members, consultants, and technical staff of the council are authorized to claim expenses and/or a traveling allowance for services rendered in addition to their duties and responsibilities, and for work done outside of office hours. These claims are subject to standard accounting and auditing rules and regulations and will be charged against the council’s budget allocations. CIO