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DRAFT MEETING MINUTES
HOUSING COMMISSION
THURSDAY
October 27, 2022
  VIRTUAL MEETING
MICROSOFT TEAMS MEETING
             1:00 P.M.
 
             
1. Call to Order

Chair Tyler Denham called the meeting to order at 1:02 pm
             
2. Roll Call
NOTE: One or more Commission Members may be in attendance telephonically or by other technological means.
ERIC DAVIS - Present
TYLER DENHAM - Present
KAREN FLORES - Absent
SANDI FLORES - Absent

JACQUIE KELLOGG - Present
DEVONNA MCLAUGHLIN - Absent
MOSES MILAZZO - Absent
ADRAH PARAFINIUK - Absent

REBECCA PYRZ - Present
ROSS SCHAEFER - Present, left at 1:45 back at 1:50
GLENN SLIVERS - Present, left at 1:19 pm back at 1:50
SEAN SLAWSON - Present
HAYLEY ZOROYA - Present
Others present – Councilmember/Commission Liaison Khara House, Adriana Fisher (Staff Liaison), Marissa Molloy (Minutes), Sarah Darr (Presenter), Justyna Costa (Presenter), Jenny Niemann (Presenter), Ramon Alatorre (Presenter), Kristine Pavlik (Staff)
             
3.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The Housing Commission humbly acknowledges the ancestral homelands of this area’s Indigenous nations and original stewards. These lands, still inhabited by Native descendants, border mountains sacred to Indigenous peoples. We honor them, their legacies, their traditions, and their continued contributions. We celebrate their past, present, and future generations who will forever know this place as home.

Acknowledgment read by Commissioner Jacquie Kellogg.
             
4. 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.

Ms. Kristine Pavlik, Housing and Grants Administrator, introduced Ms. Marissa Molloy as the new Housing Specialist.

Ms. Rebecca Sayers, Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Director, gave a brief overview of a presentation recently given to the Flagstaff City Council on the future uses of the Thorpe Park Annex.

Commission Liaison Khara House thanked Commissioner Devonna McLaughlin and the Housing Commission for being part of a roundtable discussion called Finding Home Flagstaff at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
             
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
             
A. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: Housing Commission Meeting, February 24, 2022
Approve the minutes of the February 24, 2022 Housing Commission Meeting. 
  Moved by Jacquie Kellogg, seconded by Eric Davis to approve the minutes from the February 24, 2022 regular Housing Commission meeting.
  Vote: 8 - 0
             
B. Consideration and Approval of Minutes: Housing Commission Meeting, September 22, 2022
Approve the minutes from the September 22, 2022 Housing Commission Meeting
  Moved by Ross Schaefer, seconded by Rebecca Pyrz to approve the minutes from the September 22, 2022 regular Housing Commission meeting.
  Vote: 8 - 0
             
6. GENERAL BUSINESS
             
A. Housing 101: A 2022 Housing Section Overview
Review and discussion of Housing Section Housing programs.
  Ms. Sarah Darr, Housing Director, and Ms. Justyna Costa, Assistant Housing Director, presented an overview on the housing crisis in Flagstaff and the Housing Section’s programs.
 
A recess was taken from 1:45 pm to 1:50 pm due to lack of quorum.
 
Commissioners asked questions about some of the provided data, the Faircloth Amendment, effects of Flagstaff’s minimum wage increase, and funding for housing in tribal communities. Ms. Darr provided clarification and confirmed that the Commissioners could email her with further questions.  
             
B. Overview of Carbon Neutrality Plan: 2022 Revisions
Informational only. Item will return for discussion and feedback at the November meeting.
  Ms. Jenny Niemann, Climate Program Manager, presented on upcoming revisions to the Carbon Neutrality Plan.
             
C. Rescheduling November and December 2022 Housing Commission Meetings
  Ms. Adriana Fisher, Housing Program Manager, informed the Commissioners that a poll would be sent to them to reschedule the November and December meetings.
             
7. DISCUSSION ITEMS
             
A. Sustainable Building Resolution Revisions
Discussion and feedback.
  Mr. Ramon Alatorre, Climate Analyst, presented an update on the Sustainable Building Resolution. Commissioners asked clarifying questions and about the repurposing of City buildings for housing, to which Mr. Alatorre and Ms. Darr answered.
 
Ms. Fisher told the Commissioners they could email her with any other comments.
             
8. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS TO/FROM COMMISSION MEMBERS, STAFF, AND FUTURE AGENDA ITEM REQUESTS
             
A. Update from Housing Authority Board Liaison
  Did not address due to time constraints.
             
B. Update from Housing Commissioners and other informational items
  Did not address due to time constraints.
             
C. Update from Housing staff
  Ms. Pavlik informed the Commissioners that staff would be releasing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds around the second week of November.
             
9. ADJOURNMENT
  Chair Tyler Denham adjourned the meeting at 3:01 pm.

    

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