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08-19-2008WS 1 MINUTES OF A WORK SESSION FOR 2 THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY 3 OF LAS CRUCES BOARD 4 AUGUST 19, 2008 5 6 The work session of the Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces was held at 926 S. 7 San Pedro, in the city of Las Cruces, state of New Mexico. 8 9 1. Roll Call 10 11 Chairman Jacobs called the session to order at 1:04 p.m. She noted that Commissioner 12 Shinn would arrive shortly. 13 14 MEMBERS: Christina S. Little, Vice Chairman 15 Ellen Haltom, Commissioner 16 Paul R. Miller, Commissioner 17 Peggy Shinn, Commissioner 18 19 OTHERS: Thomas G. Hassell, Executive Director 20 Robbie R. Levey, Deputy Director 21 C. J. Velarde, Interim Admissions Coordinator 22 23 2. Conflict of Interest 24 25 Pursuant to Resolution No. 783, Chairman Jacobs inquired if any commissioner or stafl 26 member had any known conflict of interest with any item on the agenda — none 27 28 3. Long Range Planning - Work Session 2 29 30 LCLC requested that HACLC perform an analysis to determine: 31 a. How to collaborate with CLC; 32 b. HACLC's specific plans; and 33 c. HACLC's expectations of the CLC. 34 35 The Board and administrative staff conducted an overview on the above-reference 36 items and discussed them at length. They agreed that it would be appropriate an 37 beneficial to positively respond accordingly to the CLC. The CLC has asked for th 38 Housing Authority's assistance in advocating for NM MFA's Housing Trust Fund whil 39 the HACLC asked for the CLC's assistance in understanding the bonding process. 40 There are a number of legislative items to be considered including NM MFA's Housin 41 Trust Fund. Discussion ensued about the City of Las Cruces' proposal to reques 42 Capital Outlay Funds to start a local affordable housing revolving loan fund. There wa 43 consensus that the HACLC should advocate for an increase in the amount of funding for 44 the NM MFA Housing Trust Fund and not advocate for new capital outlay funding for 45 proposed local affordable housing revolving loan fund at this time. 46 47 [NOTE: Commissioner Shinn arrived at 1:28 p.m.] 48 49 Commissioner Miller suggested interfacing with CLC staff and other non-profits every 50 three to six months to keep abreast of what is going on with each entity without having to compete with private developers or other entities. -1- 1 Although the Housing Authority wants to help support the CLC's approach to the Stat 2 for revolving loan funds, the group realizes the necessity to obtain additional information 3 from the CLC regarding their request for capital outlay. 4 5 The group also acknowledged: (1) the need to support MFA's permanent trust fund; (2 6 that it should be included at CLC's table regarding Housing Authority issues; and (3 7 they need to obtain further education including paying bond counsel to teach th 8 Commissioners about bonding issues. There was Board consensus that they gathe 9 information from NAHRO's website including the October NAHRO Conference to b 10 held in San Antonio, TX as well as other Housing Authorities and city entities regarding 11 bonding issues. 12 13 Chairman Jacobs entertained a motion to table the work session at 2:02 p.m. 14 Commissioner Miller moved for approval while Commissioner Shinn seconded the 15 motion. The Commissioners voted in favor passing the motion unanimously. The Boar 16 will reconvene the work session after their regular boar meeting adjourns. 17 18 Chairman Jacobs entertained a motion to reconvene the work session at 3:45 p.m. 19 Commissioner Haltom moved for approval while Commissioner Shinn seconded the 20 motion. The Commissioners voted in favor passing the motion unanimously. 21 22 The Board and administrative staff continued its discussion about collaborating with th 23 CLC making no specific plans regarding bonding issues, preservation and ne 24 developments. They want to make a concentrated effort and priority to work in tanderr 25 with the CLC instead of separately in relation to affordable housing wanting to kno 26 more about the process. They realize the importance of collaborating with CLC t 27 accomplish these goals. 28 29 The Board's short term response and expectations at this point would be to hav 30 regular meetings with the CLC perhaps on a quarterly basis; and be afforded the 31 opportunity to take the lead in any aspects regarding affordable housing efforts as i 32 relates to the CLC. 33 34 Mr. Hassell suggested having two Council Members and the City Manager present a 35 the next meeting along with CLC and HACLC staffers to look specifically at bondin 36 issues, preservation and new development. 37 38 [NOTE: Chairman Jacobs left at 4:25 p.m. Vice Chairman Little presided over the 39 remainder of the meeting.] 40 41 Ms. Levey will obtain a copy of the plan utilized by Santa Fe County Housing Authority 42 so the Board can have an idea of what direction to take when they address the CLC a 43 the second meeting. The question arose about involving the private sector, s 44 Commissioner Miller suggested contacting former mayor Bill Mattiace for his expertis 45 on the matter. 46 47 4. New Business -none 48 49 5. Adjournment- Vice Chairman Little adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m. 50 -2- `0 rrrrnrror�r�r APPROVED BY, 3 4 —' FiEw mExl%0 w A 5 % 1901 Win Jacobs airman 7 „ . 9 SUBMITTED BY, 10 11 12 13 Thomas G. Hassell, Execu ive Director 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 -3-