City Council Meeting - FINAL

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Meeting Date: 09/07/2021  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments:  Housing Commission
Make one appointment to a Community Representative seat for a term expiring in September 2023. 
Make one appointment to a Building and Real Estate Professional - Lender seat to a term expiring in September 2024
Make one appointment to a Low Income Housing Expert seam to a term expiring in September 2024
Executive Summary:
The Housing Commission consists of thirteen (13) voting members; twelve (12) members appointed by the City Council and one (1) representative from the Flagstaff Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The Commission serves as an advisory board to City Council regarding housing policies, needs, and programs in Flagstaff. There are currently five seats available. We have received applications for three of the available seats. Staff has had difficulty recruiting for the Building and Real Estate Professional seats with a requirement of appointing at least one Builder and one Developer, as required by the ordinance.

The authority for the commission requires that the members shall be appointed into one of three professional categories: Building and Real Estate Professionals (6 members requiring at least one builder, one developer, one realtor, one lender, and one residential multi-family/property management representative); Low Income Housing Experts (3 members); and Community Representatives (3 members).

There is one (1) Low Income Housing Expert application, one (1) Building and Real Estate Professional - Lender application, and and five (5) Community Representatives applications on file for consideration by the Council. The applications are as follows:
  • Tyler Denham - Community Representative (new applicant)
  • Karen Flores - Building & Real Estate Professional - Lender (current commissioner)
  • Angelina Good - Community Representative (new applicant)
  • Devonna McLaughlin - Low Income Housing Expert (current commissioner)
  • Danielle Tiedeman  - Community Representative (new applicant)
  • Emmaline Tsosie - Community Representative (new applicant)
  • Jayden Wheeler - Community Representative (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information, the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember Salas, Councilmember Aslan, and Councilmember McCarthy
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
There is no Council goal that specifically addresses appointments to boards and commissions; however, boards and commissions do provide input and recommendations based on City Council goals that may pertain to the board or commission work plan.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint three Commissioners: By appointing members at this time, the Housing Commission will have 11 out of 13 seats filled, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
2) Table the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the openings by Board members and City staff has occurred, informing others of these vacancies through word of mouth.
Housing Commission Authority


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