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File #: R-29-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action: 5/26/2020
Title: Affordable Housing Task Force - Membership - For the purpose of revising the qualifications for certain members to be appointed to the Task Force.
Sponsors: Dajuan K. Gay, Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-29-20 Affordable Housing Task Force - Membership.pdf, 2. R-29-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. R-29-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. R-29-20 SIGNED.pdf

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Affordable Housing Task Force - Membership - For the purpose of revising the qualifications for certain members to be appointed to the Task Force.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Resolution R-29-20

 

Introduced by: Alderman Gay and Mayor Buckley

 

 

A RESOLUTION concerning

 

Affordable Housing Task Force - Membership

 

FOR                      the purpose of revising the qualifications for certain members to be appointed to the Task Force.

 

WHEREAS,                      On March 9, 2020, the City Council adopted R-19-20 for the purpose of establishing the Affordable Housing Task Force commissioned to assess the current and projected future landscape of housing affordability in the City of Annapolis, evaluate current programs and initiatives to produce new affordable housing and preserve existing ones; and

 

WHEREAS,                      the City Council desires to revise the qualifications for certain members to be appointed to the Task Force as set forth in Paragraph 1, of the first Resolve.

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the qualifications of certain members to be appointed to the Affordable Housing Task Force shall be amended as follows:

 

1.                       All members of the Affordable Housing Task Force shall be appointed by the Mayor.  The Task Force shall be comprised of the following individuals:

 

2                     members of the Housing and Human Welfare Committee

1                     member of the Housing and Community Development Committee

2                     individuals from the Mayor’s Office, namely, the African American & Hispanic Liaisons

2                      individuals from the Annapolis Planning & Zoning Department

2                      individuals from the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, namely, 1 individual from the Executive Director’s Staff and 1 individual of the Board of Commissioners

2                     individuals representing Anne Arundel County Government

1                      individual designated by the 30A State Delegation

1                     individual from the Annapolis Office of Economic Development

3                     individuals who are each members of a non-profit organization focused on affordable or fair housing

1                     individual from the Annapolis Department of Transportation

1                     individual from the Annapolis Finance Department

3                                          individuals who possess a Maryland State Real Estate License and who each have a minimum of 5 active years of real estate experience

3                     individuals from development companies with a concentration in affordable housing, which do not have an interest in current or future development in the City limits

4                     community leaders residing in the City of Annapolis

16                     residents from the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, 2 from each of the Public Housing and Mixed-Income Properties

 

2.                     Task Force members shall serve without compensation.

 

3.                     The Task Force shall elect from among their appointed membership a chair, vice-chair, and a secretary.

 

4.                     The Task Force shall have at least 3 meetings at which the Task Force takes public testimony about housing affordability, the needs and desires of residents, and to share their findings.

 

5.                     The Task Force may adopt rules of procedure as it deems necessary and appropriate for the conduct of its meetings and activities.  The Task Force shall publish a report by July 31, 2020, to include its findings and recommendations concerning the existing landscape of affordable housing options and projected future needs, current programs and initiatives to create and preserve housing affordability, and recommended policy response to ensure a vibrant mix of accessible housing options for all City residents.

 

6.                     The Task Force shall have 4 separate committees - Policy and Recommendations, Community Engagement, Needs Assessment, and Feasibility:

 

- The Policy and Recommendations Committee shall be tasked with assessing a variety of housing policies, for both short- and long-term implementation. It will analyze the best practices nationally and locally, focusing on preserving affordability, building mixed-income communities, and measurers for anti-displacement.

 

- The Community Engagement Committee advises the Task Force on the most comprehensive method to include the community in the Task Force recommendations.  The committee shall be comprised of community organizations, elected officials, and other representatives. This committee shall organize the outreach campaign to include Annapolis residents.

 

- The Needs Assessment Committee will be tasked with studying and analyzing data, trends, and market demands associated with local and county housing markets. It will review the existing housing conditions in the City of Annapolis and perform demand analysis, identify gaps within the market, and provide scenario studies.  This Committee’s report will detail the City of Annapolis's existing housing market and trends.

 

- The Feasibility Committee shall be tasked with studying the implications and impacts associated with the various policies and programs being reviewed by the Task Force. They will assess the legal, financial, and organizational capacity to support new policies and programs aimed at building mixed-income communities and preserving affordability. 

 

7.                     The specific tasks and deliverables of the Task Force shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

- a definition or definitions of ‘affordable’, as it relates to housing (rental and for-sale), which shall inform future policymaking;

-  a housing study which includes current and projected future housing market conditions, an inventory of existing affordable housing, and a projected inventory of affordable housing through at least 2024;

 

- an analysis and evaluation of current policies, programs, and initiatives related to affordable housing production and preservation

 

-  recommendations for the creation of new policies, programs, or initiatives and the expansion of existing ones to increase the supply of affordable housing in the City of Annapolis commensurate with current and projected future needs.

 

8.                     The City Council, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, the Finance Department, and the City Manager shall make financial resources available to the Task Force for professional and technical services in an amount not to exceed $5,000 should these resources become necessary in order for the Task Force to complete its work.

 

9.                     The Affordable Housing Task Force shall present its findings and recommendations to the City Council at a meeting to be held no later than September 30, 2020.

 

10.                     The City Council, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, shall take action on the Task Force’s recommendations no later than December 31, 2020.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this resolution shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

EXPLANATION

Underlining indicates matter added to existing law.

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