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File #: 20-6476   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Culture and Neighborhood Services Committee
On agenda: 11/2/2020
Posting Language: Briefing on the Neighborhood Association & Community Organization Registration Policy. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Neighborhood Association & Community Organization Registration Policy Update

SUMMARY:

The Neighborhood Association & Community Organization Registration Policy is intended to guide Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD) staff to maintain relevant, robust and reliable data about associations, and establishes a process for organization registration, updates, and removal.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD) administers the Neighborhood Association Registry and has an internal policy that regulates its administration. The Neighborhood Association Registry was established by Chapter 35-408 of the City's Unified Development Code (UDC) as a communication tool for notification of zoning, neighborhood plans, community plans and perimeter plans.
The Neighborhood Association Registry is intended to guide NHSD staff to maintain relevant, robust and reliable data about associations, and to solidify a consistent and predictable process for organization registration, updates, and removal. NHSD provided the Culture and Neighborhood Services Council Committee a plan to host several community input sessions citywide and briefings with regulatory bodies to garner feedback on the Neighborhood Association Registry in February 10, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, all in-person meetings for the Neighborhood Association & Community Organization Registration Policy update were paused in mid-March and the majority of NHSD staff were redirected to support the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program. The original timeline for updating the Neighborhood Registration Policy included briefings, which were completed in February and early March with the Development Process Task Force and the Historic and Design Review Commission. In person meetings with the Board of Adjustment, Zoning,...

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