October 10, 2019—CCEF pledged during the oath-taking ceremony to be part of the Talisay City Development Council. Project SMILE Associate, Justine Baisac and Communications and Development Officer, Alyza Tan represented CCEF during the meeting.
Under article 181 of Rule XXII of the Rules and Regulations in implementing the Article 181 or Rule 23 of Local Government Code of 1991, which mandates to take local special bodies, the highest special body of which is the City Development Council. Under article 182, there should be at least 1/4 of the special bodies constituted by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or Private sector representatives (PSR).
There are 5 committees which constitute the City Development Council, namely: Social Development, Economic Development, Infrastructure Development, Environmental Development, and Institutional Development. CCEF was assigned under the Environmental Development Committee, together with Sea Knights.