Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 1, 2015
REVISED December 1, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Appointments to Housing Finance Authority

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mitchell O. Palmer. County Attorney, ext. 3750

Action Requested
Approval of protocol for appointments to the Manatee County Housing Finance Authority.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 159.605, Florida Statutes

Manatee County Ordinance 79-06

Manatee County Ordinance 91-40

Background Discussion

On October 20, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners discussed and expressed concerns about the manner in which members of the local Housing Finance Authority are appointed.  It was determined at that time that the County Attorney would confer with counsel for the Authority and report back to the Board of County Commissioners with a recommended appointment protocol that would include advertising of vacancies on the Authority Board and a more formal application process.

Attached is a recommended protocol for filling vacancies on the Authority Board.  The protocol was largely developed by counsel for the Authority (Angela Abbott, Esq.), with input from and minor recommendations made by the County Attorney.

The attached written protocol is recommended for formal approval by the Board of County Commissioners.  If approved, this protocol will govern all future appointments to the Housing Finance Authority. 

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the agenda memo with an approved notation to County Attorney Mitchell Palmer.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N / A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N / A

Attachment:  Housing Finance Authority.pdf
Attachment:  Housing Finance Authority - October 20 Agenda Materials.pdf