Appointments to be made by City Council to various Boards/Committees

12/06/18

From: Frank Reddick, Chairman

City Council of the City of Tampa

Dear Citizens:

The City Council of the City of Tampa depends on citizens like you who volunteer their time to make our City a better place for all of our residents.

Please review the current vacancies/positions, as listed below, on the Boards and Commissions to be appointed by City Council.

Additional information on these Boards and Commissions, including current appointments, can be reviewed on the City of Tampa Website:

http://www.tampagov.net/city-clerk/info/boards-and-commissions

Thank you,
Frank Reddick, Chairman
City Council of the City of Tampa

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TAMPA

December 4, 2018

For additional information, please contact:
The Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-8397.

City Council Seeks Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

The members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions.

Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday-January 11, 2019.

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on Thursday-January 24, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. under Ceremonial Activities and/or Presentations during the regular sessions of Council. The meetings are held in the Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at:

http://www.tampagov.net/city-clerk/info/boards-and-commissions

The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax, or e-mail. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

The Boards, Commissions, & Advisory Councils/Commissions that have current openings between now and February 28, 2019:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE – (COMMITTEE HAS BEEN RE-ACTIVATED): (REMAINING POSITIONS HAVE BEEN RE-ADVERTISED:

Purpose: The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) shall serve as the advisory review board to periodically evaluate established policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the local government comprehensive plan, and reports its finding to the Mayor and City Council with recommended changes.
  • Term of Office: Three years – (Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms)
  • Membership:
    • Consists of 11 members:
      • 6 appointed by the Mayor with approval by City Council
      • 5 appointed by City Council
  • Special Requirements:
    • Members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in the development of affordable housing, planning, building, real estate, mortgage lending, law of other related discipline.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: No
    • Residency: Yes - All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: No
  • Appointing members, City Council shall include:
    • One citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
    • One citizen who actively serves on the local planning commission board as a member.
    • One citizen who represents employers within the City of Tampa.
    • One citizen who represents essential services personnel, as defined in the local housing assistance plan.
  • Terms Expiring:
    • 1 Position-Essential Services Personnel (As defined in Local Housing Assistance Plan) - (Position is being re-advertised)
    • 1 Position-Representative of employers in the City of Tampa - Term expired on February 19, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Meeting dates and time: Contact Vanessa McCleary, Housing and Community Development Manager, at (813) 274-7992

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Vanessa McCleary, Housing and Community Development Manager, at (813) 274-7992


INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE:

  • Term of Office: Three Years
  • Membership:
    • 13-member committee will be composed of the following:
      • Four members – two experts and two citizens – appointed by the Hillsborough County Commissions
      • One member each appointed by the Mayors of Temple Terrace and Plant City;
      • Two members appointed by the City of Tampa – one by the Mayor, one by the City Council;
      • Two members appointed by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s governing board;
      • One Florida Bar-certified attorney appointed by the Clerk of the Court;
      • One land use or real estate expert appointed by the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser;
      • One certified public accountant appointed by the County Tax Collector;
    • To qualify as an expert, a committee member would need at least seven (7) years experience in either transportation, planning, sustainability; engineering or construction.
    • Members would serve three-year terms in the unpaid position. Elected officials cannot be appointed nor can anyone who would benefit from approval of projects.
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
  • Terms Expiring:
    • 1 Position to be appointed by City Council – (See the bullet highlighted above in bold & italics.)
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Meeting location, dates, and time: To be determined at a later date

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: To be determined at a later date.


Barrio Latino Commission – (Remaining position has been re-advertised):

Purpose: The Barrio Latino Commission has the responsibility of preserving the historic fabric of the District and maintaining its architectural integrity. The Ybor City Historic District has many character defining features: pedestrian scale, mixed-use main streets, as well as its unique structures such as the Social Clubs and Cigar Factory buildings. The Barrio Latino Commission balances the historic past with the growth of the present prosperity.
  • Term of Office: Three Years
  • Special Requirements:
    • City Council appoints three (3) members and one alternate (1) appointed by City Council.
    • Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.
    • In appointing members, the Mayor and City Council shall include, to the extent that such individuals are available in the community and will to serve, two (2) registered architects, individuals with demonstrated experience in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, archaeology, landscape architecture or urban design, building construction or real estate, and individuals who reside in or operate a business in the Ybor City Historic District. The two (2) alternate members shall be from any of the categories shown above.
      • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
      • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
      • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms
  • Terms Expiring:
    • 1 Position – Alternate – Due to term limitations – Term expired January 24, 2018 - (Position is being re-advertised)
    • 1 Position – Attorney – Due to term limitations - Term expired June 6, 2018 - (Position is being re-advertised)
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Meeting dates and time: Contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706
    • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706.


EQUAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL – (Remaining position has been re-advertised (UPDATED):

Purpose: To serve as a citizen advisory committee (i) to promote the participation and use of SLBE and, when authorized by law, WMBE businesses in City contracting and procurement and (ii) to relay concerns of minority contractors, women contractors, non-minority contractors and citizens at-large to the City about the operation of this program.
  • Term of Office: Two years
  • Special Requirements:
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: No
    • All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa or Hillsborough County
    • In appointing members, City Council may include a combination of subcontractors, prime contractors, non-vocation professionals and civic leaders wherein the composition of membership represents at least:
    • One (1) citizens who is African American
    • One (1) citizen who is Hispanic American
    • One (1) citizen who is Caucasian Female
    • One (1) citizen who is Caucasian Male
    • One (1) ethnic minority citizen (non-specific)
    • Two (2) citizens at large (Designated as being from the WMBE Community)
  • Terms Expiring:
    • 1 Position – Caucasian Male - Term expired September 27, 2017- (Position is being re-advertised)
    • 1 Position – Hispanic American - Term expired June 6, 2015 - (Position is being re-advertised)
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • For meeting information, contact Gregory Hart at (813) 274-5522.

Board Coordinator: For further information: Gregory Hart at (813) 274-5522.


HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

Purpose: To recommend designations, conservation districts and historic districts. The Historic Preservation Commission is eager to access Tampa's historic resources and has incorporated into its work plan the goal to systematically survey and hopefully, protect previously un-surveyed areas of the city. (Powers and duties of the Commission and Commission staff are contained in Section 27-231.1 of the City of Tampa Code.)
  • Term of Office: Three Years
  • Special Requirements:
    • Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. - (Special Note: Members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, experience or knowledge in historic preservation, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines. 4 of the members shall be architects, architectural historians, historic preservationists, urban planners, historians or archaeologists with at least 1 architect and 1 architectural historian or historic preservationist. Members of the HPC shall not sit as officers or board members of local preservation related organizations.)
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
    • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms
  • Term(s) Expiring:
    • 1 Position – Alternate – Due to Term Limitation - Term expired on February 6, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)
    • 1 Position – Architect – Due to Term Limitation – Term expired on May 31, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)
    • 1 Position – Urban Planner – Due to Term Limitation– Term expired on May 31, 2017- (Position is being re-advertised)
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-8920
    • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-8920


VARIANCE REVIEW BOARD:

Purpose: VRB receives its direction from Chapter 27-Powers and Duties. VRB is able to grant variances to portions of Chapter 13 (Tree and Landscape), Chapter 20.5 (Signs) and Chapter 27 (Zoning). The VRB also hears appeals from decisions rendered by the administrator of the aforementioned chapters.
  • Term of Office: Four Years
  • Special Requirements:
    • Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
    • Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement: Yes
    • Each VRB member shall serve until appointment and qualification of his/her successor
    • Members shall not serve more than two consecutive full terms
  • Terms Expiring:
    • One (1) Position – Neighborhood Civic Representative – Term expires on January 15, 2019
  • Meeting Schedule:
    • Meeting dates and time: VRB usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
    • Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Eric Cotton, Land Development Coordination, at 274-3100 option 2

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-7077.

Thank you