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

01/29/18

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

January 9, 2018

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 Wednesday-February 7, 2018 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 Thursday-February 15, 2018 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 March 31, 2018:

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

  

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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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 expires January 24, 2018 
  • 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.

 

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:
    • Oath of Office Requirement:  Yes
    • Residency Requirement:   Yes
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement:  No
    • Council appoints 7 members and an Alternate 1 and an Alternate 2.
    • Mayor appoints 2 members. 
  • Term(s) Expiring:
    • One (1) Position – Alternate Member 2 – Term expires in May of 2018

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

 

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:
    • Oath of Office Requirement:  Yes
    • Residency Requirement:   Yes
    • Financial Disclosure Requirement:  No
    • 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. 
  •  Term(s) Expiring
    • 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

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD/PUBLIC NUISANCE ABATEMENT 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, 2018 
  • 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 – 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. 

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

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

 

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