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DRAFT MEETING MINUTES
 
HOUSING COMMISSION
THURSDAY
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  MICROSOFT TEAMS VIRTUAL MEETING
211 WEST ASPEN AVENUE
             1:00 P.M.
             
1. Call to Order
  Chair Nicole Ellman called meeting to order at 1:02pm.
             
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
ROSS ALTENBAUGH - Present
KAIJAYLAAN BEATTIE - Absent
ERIC DAVIS - Present
MELINDA DEBOER-AYREY - Present
NICOLE ELLMAN - Present
CATHERINE ESQUIVEL - Absent
KAREN FLORES - Present
KHARA HOUSE - Present
CHRIS KEMMERLY - Arrived at 2:08pm
DEVONNA MCLAUGHLIN - Present
MOSES MILAZZO - Absent
ERIN O'LOUGHLIN - Present
TAD RIGGS - Present

COUNCIL LIAISON PRESENT: Councilmember Jim McCarthy

OTHERS PRESENT: Housing Director Sarah Darr, Housing Specialist Adriana Fisher, Community Development Director Dan Folke, Housing Analyst Jennifer Mikelson, Community Development Block Grant Administrator Kristine Pavlik, City Attorney Christina Rubalcava.

Vice-Chair Khara House asked a question regarding roll call, which Ms. Bloom answered.
             
3. Public Comment

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on any subject within their jurisdiction that is not scheduled before the Commission on that day. Due to Open Meeting Laws, the Commission cannot discuss or act on items presented during this portion of the agenda. To address the Commission on an item that is on the agenda, please wait for the Chair to call for Public Comment at the time the item is heard.
  None.
             
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
             
A. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: Housing Commission Meeting, September 24, 2020.
Approve the minutes of the September 24, 2020 Housing Commission Meeting.
  Moved by Khara House, seconded by Erin O'Loughlin to approve the minutes from the regular meeting of September 24, 2020.
  Vote: 9 - 0
             
5. DISCUSSION ITEMS
             
A. Questions and Answers: City Owned Land Presentation (September 24, 2020)
Informational only. 
  Ms. Sarah Darr provided a brief review of City owned land. Comments and questions were provided by Commissioners. Questions were answered by Ms. Darr. Council Liaison Jim McCarthy answered a question.
             
B. Housing Commission Year End Review
Review, Discuss and Input
  Ms. Leah Bloom provided a review of the Housing Commission’s first year in service, as well as the Commission’s path moving forward. Ms. Bloom thanked Commissioners and Council Liaison McCarthy for their service on the Commission.
 
Staff, Commissioners, and Council Liaison provided their reflections, comments, questions, and thanked fellow Commissioners for their hard work and service. Questions were answered by Ms. Bloom and Ms. Darr.
             
C. Affordable Housing Needs Assessment for the Flagstaff Community Infographic
Informational only. 
  Ms. Devonna McLaughlin provided a presentation about the Affordable Housing Needs Assessment. Chair Ellman asked questions, which Ms. McLaughlin and Ms. Bloom answered.
 
Ms. Bloom will email the Affordable Housing Needs Assessment to Commissioners.
             
6. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS, STAFF, AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
  An update was provided by Ms. McLaughlin about the citizen’s petition to declare a Housing Crisis in Flagstaff. Comments about this topic were provided by staff and Commissioners.
 
Ms. McLaughlin requested an update about the Request for Statement of Qualification (RSOQ) for the redevelopment of public housing. Ms. Darr provided an answer.
 
Commissioners and Council Liaison discussed rising building costs and possible solutions.
             
7. ADJOURNMENT
  Meeting was adjourned at 2:36pm by Chair Ellman.

    

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