Tampa City Council seeking individuals to serve on various boards and commissions

12/28/16

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,

Mike Suarez, Chairman
City Council of the City of Tampa

CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TAMPA

December 14, 2016

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

City Council Seek 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-January 19, 2017 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on January 26, 2017 under Ceremonial Activities/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 online 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 March 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:
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 resides within the City of Tampa.
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-Resident of the City of Tampa-Term expired on June 14, 2016 - (Position is being re-advertised)
1 Position–Local Planning Agency - (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 expires on February 19, 2017

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 resignation - Term expired on December 6, 2015 - (Position is being re-advertised)
One (1) Position – Due to term limitation – Member – Term expired on September 20, 2015 - (Position is being re-advertised)
One (1) Position – Alternate – Term Expires 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 – Due to resignation - Term expires on June 8, 2017.

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.


CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD:

Purpose: Board hears cases involving overgrowth, debris, junk vehicles, existing signs, etc. as well as structures which do not meet City Code requirements. As a quasi-judicial board, it can levy fines for noncompliance & file liens against properties.

Term of Office: Three 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

Appointments: Shall be made in accordance with applicable law and ordinances on the basis of experience or interest in the subject matter jurisdiction of the respective code enforcement board. Appointments shall be made consistent with the Charter on the basis of demonstrated experience and interest in the fields of zoning, building control and other relevant disciplines. Whenever possible, the membership of the CEB shall include an architect, a person engaged in business, an engineer, a general contractor, a sub-contractor and a realtor.

Terms Expiring:
One (1) Position – Full Member – Term expires on March 31, 2017

Meeting Schedule:
Meeting dates and times: Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa.

Board Coordinator: For further information contact: Miriam Franco at (813) 274-7713.


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 – Hispanic American - Term expired June 6, 2015 - (Position is being re-advertised)
One (1) Position – At-Large from the WMBE Community – Term expires on March 19, 2017

Meeting Schedule:
For meeting information, contact Gregory Hart at (813) 274-5522.

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


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) Positions – Due to resignation - Term expires September 30, 2017

Meeting Schedule:
For meeting information, contact Grace Sanders, Planning Commission, at (813) 272-5949

Board Coordinator: For further information, contact Grace Sanders, Planning Commission, at (813) 272-5949.

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 – Alternate - Term Expires on February 6, 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.

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