City Council Meeting - AMENDED

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Meeting Date: 05/16/2023  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Consideration of Appointments: Heritage Preservation Commission.
Make one AT-LARGE appointment to a term expiring December 2025.
Executive Summary:
The Heritage Preservation Commission consists of seven citizens serving three-year terms. Two positions represent historic owners, two positions represent the professional industry, and three positions are at-large seats. The Heritage Preservation Commission locates sites of historic interest in the City, advises the City Council on all matters relating to historic preservation, and reviews development projects in the downtown design review district.

There is one at-large seat available for appointment due to a resignation. It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis. Please note that professionals and historic property owners can be appointed to at-large seats. 

There are six applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
  • Tiernan Thomas Curl (new applicant)
  • Wil Hernadez (new applicant)
  • Amy Horn (past commissioner)
  • Stephanie Martin Lamberson (new applicant)
  • Bob Pauls (new applicant)
  • April Smith (new applicant)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.
Financial Impact:

These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.

Policy Impact:
Connection to PBB Priorities/Objectives, Carbon Neutrality Plan & Regional Plan:

Inclusive and Engaged Community - Foster community pride and civic engagement; advance social equity and social justice in Flagstaff; facilitate and foster diversity and inclusivity; and enhance community outreach and engagement opportunities. 

Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
Options and Alternatives:
  1. Appoint one Commissioner: By appointing one member at this time, the Heritage Preservation Commission will be able to meet quorum, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.
  2. Postpone the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.

The Heritage Preservation Commission consists of two historic property owners, two industry professionals, and three at-large members. It will be up to the Council to make the determination of whether an applicant is qualified for a particular seat.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the opening by Commission members and City staff has occurred, informing others of this vacancy through word of mouth.
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