MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
July 15, 2021
As permitted under the Governor's Executive Order N-25-20, dated March 12, 2020 due to concerns of COVID-19 ("Executive Order"), the members of the Board of Commissioners will participate in the meeting via a teleconference connection at locations that may be located outside of the Agency's jurisdiction. Such locations shall not be publicly disclosed, nor shall such locations be open to the public as is expressly authorized by the Executive Order.
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara met in regular session on July 15, 2021 via teleconference. Chair Pearson convened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Upon roll call the following Commissioners were present: Christian Alonso, Lisa Knox-Burns, John Lizarraga, Henry Mercado and James Pearson. Robert Doyle was excused.
Also present were Bob Havlicek. Secretary/Executive Director, Jackie Bordon, Executive Secretary, Irene Melton, Director of Finance, John Polanskey, Director of Housing Development, Sanford Riggs, Director of Operations, Irene Vejar, Director of Human Resources and Nancy Wesoff, Director of Contract Administration and Compliance.
Rich Larsen, Managing Partner of Novogradac, was introduced.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
No public comments were received.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION by Commissioner Lizarraga, second by Commissioner Burns to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 17, 2021. Commissioner Mercado abstained. All others voted aye. Motion carried.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director offered to answer questions related to his written report. He reported that the THUD Appropriations Bill has made it through committee. We have requested $2.5 Million for Escalante Meadows in Guadalupe.
All other updates are included in the written report.
APPROVAL OF OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT REPORTS
MOTION by Commissioner Lizarraga second by Commissioner Alonso to approve the operation and management reports. Commissioner Burns asked about the tenant accounts receivable report. Sanford Riggs stated that two residents were in arrears priorto the pandemic and stopped paying altogether; the success rate of collecting these amounts is low. All voted aye. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES
Resolution No. 2920 - Approval of Expenditure List as submitted, including meeting expenses. MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Lizarraga to adopt Resolution No. 2920. Irene Melton answered several questions to the satisfaction of the Board. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Written communications were noted.
COMMISSIONERS' ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
There were no oral communications.
PRESENTATION OF 2020 AUDIT BY RICH LARSEN OF NOVOGRADAC. The 2020 Financial Statements and Supplementary Information for the period ended December 31,2020 with Report of Independent Auditors was presented. There were no findings as a result of this audit.
MOTION TO ACCEPT THE AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA FOR THE PERIOD ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020. MOTION by Commissioner Lizarraga, second by Commissioner Burns to accept the Audited Financial Statements. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2921 - Approving Revisions to the Personnel Policy - Addition of Juneteenth Holiday. Motion by Commissioner Lizarraga, second by CommissionerAlonso to adopt Resolution No. 2921. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2922 - Approval to Write-Off Uncollectible Tenant Accounts Receivable for the period ended June 30, 2021. MOTION by Commissioner Lizarraga, second byCommissioner Mercado to adopt Resolution No, 2922. All voted aye. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 2923 - Authorizing the Executive Director or Designee to take all needed actions necessary for Surf Development Company to act as Initial Class B Limited Partner of Central Plaza Apartments Resyndication, L.P., and thereafter transfer the Class B Limited Partner Interest. MOTION by Commissioner Burns, second by Commissioner Mercado to adopt Resolution No. 2923. All voted aye. Motion carried.
There being no further business to come before the Board, MOTION by Commissioner Lizarraga, second by Commissioner Alonso to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned.
James E. Pearson
Robert P. Havlicek, Jr.