Collier County
FL

Action Item
10630

Recommendation to appoint a member to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

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Department:County Attorney's OfficeSponsors:
Category:16.K Consent Agenda-County Attorney

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

Recommendation to appoint a member to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.             

 

OBJECTIVE:  To appoint one member to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee to a three year term expiring on October 1, 2022.

 

CONSIDERATIONSThis committee was created by Ordinance No. 91-65, as amended, which was repealed and replaced by Ordinance No. 2013-27.  The purpose of this 11-member committee as required and described by 420.9076 Fla. Stat. is to review policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the adopted local government comprehensive plan, and to recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing.  The committee is required to submit a triennial report to the Board of County Commissioners that includes recommendations on, and evaluates the implementation of, affordable housing incentives as required by 420.9076(4) Fla. Stat.  A list of the current membership is included in the backup.  Terms are three years, and membership must consist of the following:

 

(a) One citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing.

(b) One citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing.

(c) One citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing.

(d) One citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.

(e) One citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing.

(f) One citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing.

(g) One citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.

(h) One citizen who actively serves on the local planning agency pursuant to s. 163.3174.

(i) One citizen who resides within the jurisdiction of the local governing body making the appointments.

(j) One citizen who represents employers within the jurisdiction.

(k) One citizen who represents essential services personnel.

 

There is a vacant seat on this committee in the category of “essential services personnel.” The vacancy was advertised and the following applications were received:                                                                   

 

APPLICANT

CATEGORY

DIST.

ELECTOR

ADVISORY COMM.

Jennifer Mitchell

(k) essential services personnel

3

Yes

None

Sarah Huffman                

(g) real estate professional

5

Yes

None

Michael M. Rubenstein

(i) Resident in jurisdiction

2

Yes

None

Dale P. Dear (withdrew)

(k) essential services personnel

3

Yes

None

Charles D. Hartman

(i) Resident in jurisdiction

1

Yes

Senior Advisory Committee (2018-2019)

John Harney

(d) advocate for low-income persons

3

Yes

None

Lisa Bushnell

(g) real estate professional

1

Yes

Code Enforcement Board (2013-2016)

Chloe Bowman

(g) real estate professional

4

Yes

Code Enforcement Board (currently)

 

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: At its meeting on October 7, 2019, the committee reviewed the applications and unanimously recommended the appointment of Ms. Jennifer Mitchell to fill the current vacancy, for a three-year term expiring on October 1, 2022.  A recommendation memo is included in the backup to this item.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  None.

 

GROWTH MANAGEMENT IMPACT:  None.

 

RECOMMENDATIONThat the Board of County Commissioners adopts the Committee Recommendation, and directs the County Attorney to prepare a resolution confirming the appointment.

 

PREPARED BY:               Jeffrey A. Klatzkow, County Attorney

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