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File #: 20-0646    Version: 1 Name: AHAC Appointment (Elected Official)
Type: Commission Items Status: Passed Substitute Motion
File created: 8/25/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/16/2020 Final action: 9/16/2020
Title: MOTION TO APPOINT A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO SERVE ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sponsors: Planning and Economic Development Department

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MOTION TO APPOINT A MEMBER OF THE CITY COMMISSION TO SERVE ON THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

 

 

Summary Explanation and Background

 

1. On June 9, 2020, Governor Desantis signed into law the HB 1339.   HB 1339 updates the law as it pertains to community development zoning, impact fees, affordable housing, and mobile homes and parks.

 

2. Proposed Ordinance No. 2020-10 amends the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) membership and responsibilities to be consistent with the new State Law.

 

3. Consistent with Proposed Ordinance No. 2020-10, heard earlier on tonight's agenda, the City Commission will be required to appoint a locally elected official to the AHAC before October 2020.

 

4. Per the proposed ordinance, appointments are for a period of one year, however, members may serve consecutive terms.

 

5. The State statute and the proposed ordinance require elected officials, or their designee to attend  biannual regional workshops. 

 

6. Staff recommends that the City Commission consider a policy of appointing the sitting Vice Mayor to the AHAC.  Since the Vice Mayor position is rotated and appointed annually,  this would provide a regular path for the Commission to follow and ensure that each commission district's affordable housing needs or concerns are represented over time.

 

7. Administration recommends appointing a member of the City Commission to the AHAC.

 

Financial Impact

FINANCIAL IMPACT DETAIL:

 

a)   Initial Cost:  None.

b)   Amount budgeted for this item in Account No: Not Applicable.

c)   Source of funding for difference, if not fully budgeted: Not Applicable.

d)   5 year projection of the operational cost of the project :Not Applicable.

e)   Detail of additional staff requirements:  Not Applicable.