MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
June 20, 2019
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara met in regular session on June 20, 2019 at 815 West Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, California. Chair Lizarraga convened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Upon roll call, the following Commissioners were present: Robert Doyle, Larry Hobbisiefken, Lisa Knox-Burns, John Lizarraga, Henry Mercado and James Pearson.
Also present were Jackie Bordon, Executive Secretary, Robert Havlicek, Executive Director, Debra Jewell, Quality Control Specialist, Irene Melton, Director of Finance, Beverly Negrete, Quality Control Manager, John Polanskey, Director of Housing Development, and Nancy Wesoff, Surf Development Director of Contract Administration and Compliance.
PUBLIC HEARING - CONSIDER PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ADMINSTRATIVE PLAN FOR THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM. The Chair opened the public hearing at 5:01 p.m. Beverly Negrete highlighted the amendments and answered questions. The public hearing ended at 5:17 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Commissioner Hobbisiefken second by Commissioner Burns to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2019 regular meeting. Commissioner Pearson abstained. All others voted aye. Motion carried.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
There were no public comments.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director announced that the MTD Board voted to select our development proposal; HCD has processed our application for ownership of Homebase on G; the renderings of the proposed Hollister and Jury Lofts were distributed to the Board; the West Cox development was approved by the Santa Maria City Council by a 3-2 vote; SB329 will go before the State Assembly, this bill provides for anti-discrimination for Section 8 voucher holders; an update on the Cypress and Seventh development; he reported on a recent meeting with Fiona Ma of the State Treasurer's Office; the Display Board for our recent NAHRO Award of Merit was shared; the residents of Positano Apartments are healing and the on-site caretaker has returned part-time; we will comment on the HUD Proposed Rule concerning undocumented residents and share with the Board next month.
APPROVAL OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT REPORTS
MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Hobbisiefken to approve the operation and management reports. All voted aye. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
Resolution No. 2800 - Approval of Expenditure List as submitted, including meeting expenses. MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Burns to adopt Resolution No. 2800. Irene Melton answered several questions. All voted aye. Motion carried.
All written communications were noted. The Executive Director noted that we have responded to HUD concerning the Section 8 shortfall letter.
COMMISSIONERS' ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
There were no oral communications.
MOTION to approve $35,000 funding request from Partners in Housing Solutions. The Executive Director reported that this is the third year that we have supported this organization.
MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Doyle to approve granting Partners in Housing Solutions $35,000. All voted aye. Motion carried.
MOTION to accept the Audited Financial Statement for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara for the period ended December 31, 2018.
MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Pearson to accept the Audited Financial Statement for the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara for the period ended December 31, 2018. All voted aye. Motion carried.
MOTION to designate Commissioner Delegates to attend the NAHRO Summer Conference. There was no interest in attending. No action taken.
Resolution No. 2801 - Appointment of 2019 Resident Advisory Board. MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Doyle to adopt Resolution No. 2801. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2802 - Honoring Dave Steller on his Retirement. MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Hobbisiefken to adopt Resolution No. 2802. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2803 - Honoring Isaac Melena on his Retirement. MOTION by Commissioner Pearson, second by Commissioner Mercado to adopt Resolution No. 2803. All voted aye. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Pearson to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 p.m. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned.
John P. Lizarraga
Robert P. Havlicek Jr.