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File #: 21-890    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action:
Title: Introduction of Ordinance to amend Chapter 2.120, entitled Boards and Commissions, to add the City's Housing Commission and establish the powers, functions, and duties of the commission and Report and Update on the City's Implementation of the Community Plan to End Homelessness
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. POST MEETING MATERIAL
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Introduction of Ordinance to amend Chapter 2.120, entitled Boards and Commissions, to add the City's Housing Commission and establish the powers, functions, and duties of the commission and Report and Update on the City's Implementation of the Community Plan to End Homelessness

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Promote and Enhance Economic, Housing and Transportation Development

BACKGROUND
At the February 10, 2020 Governance and Ethics Committee meeting, the Committee inquired about restructuring and renaming the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee (HRLC) to a Housing Commission and noted that a name change may be appropriate given the Council Committee restructuring that was approved by the Council in 2019.

On February 5, 2019, the City Council approved a broad restructuring of the City's Committees, which included removal of the Councilmember position from the HRLC. At that time, staff noted that the HRLC's scope did not require a Council Committee to consider loan approvals since these approvals are administrative in nature and funding has already been approved by the City Council in the annual appropriation of the budget. In review of the legislative history for the HRLC, the City never adopted a City Code to establish this committee and thus loan approvals are now strictly administrative and approved by an internal credit committee.

At the September 14, 2020 Governance and Ethics Committee meeting, the Committee provided direction for staff under Item 2 (Discussion and Consideration of Approving a New Boards, Commission and Committee) to bring back a recommendation on restructuring and renaming the HRLC, that reflected the input of both the Committee and HRLC members, to the December 7, 2020 Governance and Ethics Committee meeting.

At the December 7, 2020 Governance and Ethics Committee, the Committee approved the restructuring and renaming of the HRLC and directed staff to bring an ordinance formalizing the Housing Commission fo...

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