AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

William G. Downey,  Scott District Supervisor

 September 14, 2006

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

 County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution to Implement Recommendations Contained in the Affordable Housing Task Force Report

Topic Description:

The County Administrator proposed, and the Board of Supervisors approved, a contingency reserve of $289,000 in fiscal year 2007 to support affordable housing initiatives.  An Affordable Housing Task Force was formed to assist the Board in determining the most efficient and effective use of these funds.  The Task Force has been meeting regularly since the beginning of this calendar year, and has presented its report to the Board of Supervisors.

In order to pursue this plan, it is recommended the Board of Supervisors:

         Formally appoint an Affordable Housing Committee, comprising members of this Task Force in addition to other members from the private sector;

         Direct the County Administrator to request the Towns of The Plains and Remington to designate representatives to be appointed to the Affordable Housing Committee; 

         Designate the Task Force Report as the charter for the newly appointed Affordable Housing Committee; and

         Authorize the County Administrator to recruit and hire a full-time, permanent staff person (using a portion of the housing reserve budget to fund the position) to focus on this issue only, supporting the Board of Supervisorsí affordable housing goals, the work of the Committee, and working with non-profit agencies addressing this issue in the County.   

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Funding for one, full-time staff person will need to be transferred from the Affordable Housing contingency reserve to the appropriate department.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Affordable Housing Task Force

Budget Office

Human Resources Department

 

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