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File #: 10-0262    Version: 1 Name: Replace Housing Commission Board of Commissioners
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/15/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/15/2010 Final action: 3/15/2010
Enactment date: 3/15/2010 Enactment #: R-10-067
Title: Resolution to Replace the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Board of Commissioners
Sponsors: Tony Derezinski
Related files: 10-0322
Resolution to Replace the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Board of Commissioners
Whereas, The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is a public body corporate, which is separate from the City of Ann Arbor, but the Mayor and City Council maintain the authority to appoint the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Board of Commissioners;

Whereas, City Council remains fully committed to providing quality affordable housing to the citizens of Ann Arbor and has been concerned with the long-term sustainability of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission;

Whereas, In May, 2009 City Council approved R-09-197 to fund an Operational Needs Assessment in order for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to develop a strategic plan to ensure the future viability and sustainability of the organization;

Whereas, The Operational Needs Assessment, which provides recommendations regarding operations, finances, staffing, best practices, governance and other issues, was completed in February 2010, but has not been completely reviewed and considered by the Board;

Whereas, At this time City Council desires to immediately address significant issues regarding Board effectiveness and commitment, including:

· Lack of urgency related to consideration and implementation of the Operational Needs Assessment
· Failure to address time-sensitive staffing needs including the appointment of a non-interim Executive Director, and failure to prepare for filling vacant positions prior to expiration of Memorandums of Understandings with employee unions regarding the temporary staffing of positions
· Concerns with the Board of Commissioner’s compliance with their Bylaws
· Lack of action taken regarding continuing financial challenges of the Commission, as well as addressing the finances of subsidiary nonprofits
· Lack of board engagement and proactivity

Whereas, Section 1:209(1) of Ann Arbor City Code and MCL 125.654(3) authorizes members of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to be removed from office by the Mayor with th...

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