Council Seeks Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

09/26/17
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From: Yvonne Yolie Capin, 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,
Yvonne Yolie Capin, Chairman
City Council of the City of Tampa

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TAMPA

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Media, 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 Thursday-October 26. 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 November 2, 2017 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 December 31, 2017:

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 May 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:
1. One citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing.
2. One citizen who actively serves on the local planning commission board as a member.
3. One citizen who represents employers within the City of Tampa.
4. 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

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. - (Special Requirements: 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

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

CIVIL SERVICE BOARD:

Purpose:

Administrative hearing board for City employees. Members cannot be City employees
Term of Office:

Three Years
Special Requirements:
• Mayor appoints three (3) members. Council appoints 2 members, which require the preparation of resolutions. Members may continue to service until re-appointed or replaced by a successor.
• Oath of Office Requirement: Yes
• Residency Requirement: Yes
• Financial Disclosure Requirement: No

Term(s) Expiring:
• One (1) Position – Member – Term expired on June 8, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)

Meeting Schedule:
• Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Jim Crew, Office of the City Clerk, at (813) 274-7080.
• Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Jim Crew at (813) 274-7080 or Sandy Marshall at (813) 274-7077

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 expires September 27, 2017
  • One (1) Position – Caucasian Male - Term expires September 27, 2017
  • One (1) Position – Ethnic Minority Citizen (non-specific) – Term expires on September 27, 2017 
  • One (1) Position – Hispanic American - Term expired June 6, 2015 - (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 expires on June 4, 2017 - (Position is being re-advertised)
  • One (1) Position – African American – Term expired on June 4, 2017 - (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 Requirements: (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 – Archeologist - Due to Resignation - Term Expires on November 1, 2018
  • 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

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