Chapter 2.48


2.48.010    Members.

2.48.020    Duties and responsibilities.

2.48.010 Members.

No later than November 1, 2011, the Human Services Commission shall consist of nine members, all of whom must be residents of the City of Livermore. (Ord. 2065 § 1(A), 2018; Ord. 1918 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1786 § 2, 2006)

2.48.020 Duties and responsibilities.

The Human Services Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

A. Provide advice to the Council regarding community needs that the multiservice center should address, the types of services the multiservice center should or should not provide, and tenant agencies that might be allocated space in the multiservice center.

B. Advise the Council and/or the director of the multiservice center regarding building policies, including but not limited to priorities of needs to be served and activities to be instituted or terminated. Recommend to the City Council policies governing the multiservice center consistent with city policies. Assist in informing the citizenry of the multiservice center’s existence and the services it provides.

C. Assure compliance with the citizen participation requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and with Title II of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990. This includes providing opportunities to the public to comment on all documentation relating to the implementation of these acts; informing the citizens of the amount of funds available for disbursement, eligible activities that may be financed by these acts, and appropriate regulations under which funds can be disbursed, and procedures and criteria to apply for and potentially receive funding from the City; reviewing and commenting on activities funded under these acts; articulating the needs of the low-income community; and acting as the vehicle for citizen input in the development of the application or any major amendments.

D. Serve as the primary advisory body to the City Council on social conditions in the community, particularly for those residents who are of low and moderate income, communicating community reactions to proposed Council actions, making recommendations to the City Council on legislation perceived to affect human needs and social conditions and, to the degree possible, achieving consensus within the community regarding goals and priorities.

E. Promote and provide a forum for citizens to discuss social conditions and human needs within the community, including airing concerns, collecting pertinent information, evaluating appropriate action steps, and furnishing the City Council with appropriate reports and recommendations.

F. Support the City and nonprofit agencies in their efforts to procure grants from public and private sources for meeting social needs in the community.

G. Advise the City Council of social needs within the community that will affect the delivery of human services and unaddressed needs.

H. Advise the City Council regarding expenditure of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Community and Urban Development. This will include but is not limited to entitlements received within the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). (Ord. 2065 § 1(A), 2018; Ord. 1786 § 2, 2006)