City Council Seeks Applications for Citizens Boards and Commissions

11/13/17

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,

Yvonne Yolie Capin, Chairman

City Council of the City of Tampa

 

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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 Wednesday-December 13, 2017 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Tampa, Florida.

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on December 21, 2017 under Ceremonial Activities and/or Presentations during the regular sessions of Council.  e 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, 2018:

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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:  Yes

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-Real Estate-Term expired on June 14, 2016 - (Position is being re-advertised)

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

 

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ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose:   Authority to hear/grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc.  The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.

 

Term of Office:  Three Years

 

Special Requirements:

Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. 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.

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:

One (1) Position – Due to term limitation – Member – Term expired on September 20, 2015  - (Position is being re-advertised)

One (1) Position – Alternate – Term Expired on February 3, 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) 274-7706

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

 

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CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose:   To review the Tampa Home Rule Charter of 1975, as amended, and propose any amendments or revisions, which may be advisable to placement on the special election ballot on November 6, 2018.

 

Term of Office:  Until May of 2018

 

Special Requirements:

Council appoints 7 members and an Alternate 1 and an Alternate 2.

Mayor appoints 2 members.

Oath of Office Requirement:  Yes

Residency Requirement:   Yes

Financial Disclosure Requirement:  No

 

Term(s) Expiring:

One (1) Position – Alternate Member 1 – Term expires in May of 2018

One (1) Position – Alternate Member 2 – Term expires in May of 2018

 

For further information, contact:  Martin Shelby, Council Attorney, at (813) 274-8131.

 

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CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD:

Purpose:   The Citizen Review Board was formed to enhance trust between the Tampa Police Department and the community it serves by creating an unbiased panel of citizens to review completed disciplinary cases and issues of importance or interest to the community and the Police Department. The Review Board will report its findings to the Chief of Police and, when appropriate, may make recommendations for possible policy changes.

 

Term of Office: 4 years

 

Special Requirements:

Mayor appoints five (5) members and two (2) alternates.

Council appoints four (4) members.

Required to meet the criteria for Board membership as set forth in the Community Information Handout

Members must be at least 18 years of age and must agree to submit to a background check and successfully complete the Tampa Police Department’s Citizens Academy.

Members may not be a City of Tampa employee, directly related to a member of the Tampa Police Department, as defined by the City of Tampa Code of Ethics, currently working for any law enforcement agenda, holding political office or be campaigning for office, have any prior felony convictions or any convictions of moral turpitude.

Oath of Office Requirement:  Yes

Residency Requirement:   Yes

Financial Disclosure Requirement:  No

 

 Term(s) Expiring:

One (1) Position – Member – Term expires on February 23, 2018

One (1) Position – Member – Term expires on February 23, 2018.

 

Meeting Schedule:

Four Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida

 

Board Coordinator:     Captain Anthony Zambito, Tampa Police Department

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

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:

One (1) Position – Caucasian Female - Term expired September 27, 2017- (Position is being re-advertised

One (1) Position – Caucasian  Male - Term expired September 27, 2017- (Position is being re-advertised)

One (1) Position – Ethnic Minority Citizen (non-specific) – Term expired on September 27, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)

One (1) Position – At-Large from the WMBE Community – Term expired on March 19, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)

One (1) Position – At-Large from the WMBE Community – Term expired on June 4, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)

One (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.

 

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CITY-COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION:

Purpose:  The Commission serves the citizens of Hillsborough County, City of Plant City, City of Temple Terrace, and the City of Tampa by providing a vision for improving the quality of life.   The Commission is an independent, consolidated planning agency, led by 10 citizen appointees from all 4 local jurisdictions.  The Commission promotes and coordinates comprehensive long-range planning, growth-management, transportation, and environmental protection, as we make our recommendations to the local jurisdictions.

 

Term of Office:  Four years

 

Special Requirements:

Oath of Office:  Yes (Administered by County staff.  - Members appointed to this board will be required to take an Oath of Office and sign a Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics, which is administered by the County)

Financial Disclosure Requirement:  Yes

Membership:  10 members.  City Council appoints 4 members.  Resolution required for appointment being made by City Council.

Residency Requirement:   Yes – (Must be residents of the City of Tampa.)

 

Terms Expiring:

One (1) Position – Due to resignation - Terms expires September 30, 2019

 

Meeting Schedule:

For meeting information, contact Sandy Mortellaro, Planning Commission, at (813) 272-5940.

 

Board Coordinator:     For further information, Sandy Mortellaro, Planning Commission, at (813) 272-5940.

 

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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:

One (1) Position – Alternate – Due to Term Limitation - Term Expired on February 6, 2017

One (1) Position – Architect – Due to Term Limitation – Term expired on May 31, 2017

One (1) Position – Urban Planner – Due to Term Limitation– Term expired on May 31, 2017

 

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

 

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

Thank you

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