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File #: 21-2994   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 4/28/2021
Posting Language: Briefing and Possible Action on the Next Steps for the Development of Subcommittees of the Housing Commission [VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director


Briefing and possible action on the next steps for the development of subcommittees of the Housing Commission


With the acceptance of San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework on September 6, 2018, City Council recommended the Housing Commission become the oversight commission for the Framework implementation.

Per Ordinance 2018-11-15-0919, passed and approved November 15, 2018, Section 9: In order to support its work, the Commission may also seek voluntary technical or specific professional assistance from individuals in the community representing certain technical disciplines or areas of special expertise.

On April 7, 2021, the Housing Commissioners elected to create the following subcommittees to support the Commission's Charge:
* Public Engagement and Outreach Committee
* Dashboard and Annual Report
Many city boards and commissions adopt codes of conduct or by-laws to govern the rules and procedures that govern the board/commission. Within these documents the structure not only of the commission, but of the subcommittees to support the commission, is laid out.

The next step in the development of the subcommittees is for the Housing Commission to determine details such as:
* The purpose and charge of each subcommittee
* The number of members in each subcommittee
* Whether the subcommittee will have non-commission members on the subcommittee
* Whether appointments to the subcommittees will be made by commissioners or some other method
The structure and functions of the subcommittees will determine the applicability of the Open Meetings Act. The City Attorney's Office will provide guidance on these restrictions.


This item is for briefing purposes only.


There is no fiscal impact at this t...

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