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SARASOTA AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE GUIDELINES

Establishment: Ordinance No. 08-4817, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 2.6 City Code

Board Membership - Qualifications and Other Requirements:

a) The members shall consist of the following:

  • One citizen who is actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing

  • One citizen who is actively engaged in the banking or mortgage industry in connection with affordable housing

  • One citizen who is a representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing

  • One citizen who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing

  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing

  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing

  • One citizen who is actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing

  • One citizen who serves on the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency

  • One citizen who resides in the City

  • One citizen who represents the employers in the City

  • One citizen who represents essential services personnel as defined in the Local Housing Assistance Plan

     

b) The State of Florida requires that each eligible municipality participating in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program must establish an affordable housing committee. The purpose of the committee is to review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan and to recommed specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

c) The City Commission makes appointments from submitted applications to the City Auditor and Clerk.

d) The Committee shall meet no less than quarterly each year. An annual report of recommendations must be submitted to the City Commission no later than December 31 of each calendar year.

e) Committee members shall be appointed for a three year term, however, initial appointments shall be as follows: Four (4) members shall be chosen to serve one (1) year; four (4) members shall be chosen to serve for two (2) years; and three (3) members shall be chosen to serve for three (3) years. Terms of service shall be staggered.

f) A board member shall be automatically removed from board membership at such time as the member's absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled board meetings, including workshop meetings, in a given calendar year unless the board, by majority vote, plus one (1), waives an absence by finding that unusual circumstances exist which warrant a waiver. A board member shall be considered not to have attended any meeting for which the member was not present for at least seventy-five (75) percent of the time the meeting was in session. Departments responsible for boards shall monitor attendance of board members and shall notify the subject board member when that member's absences, less those waived, exceed fifteen (15) percent of the scheduled meetings held. At that time, the department director or designee shall give notice in writing to the subject board member that automatic removal will occur if absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled meetings in a given calendar year. At such time as a member's absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled meetings, the department director or designee shall notify the city auditor and clerk who shall advise the subject member in writing that the member has automatically been removed from board membership.

g) This board consists of eleven members.


Contact Person:  Don Hadsell, Office of Housing & Community Development, (941) 365-2200 ext. 3778

View Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Summary
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