Chapter 2.94


2.94.010    Established—Statutory authority.

2.94.020    Membership.

2.94.030    Term of office.

2.94.040    Organization and procedures.

2.94.050    Powers and duties.

2.94.010 Established—Statutory authority.

The Housing Advisory Commission is established under the authority of Government Code Section 31000.1, in compliance with SCCC 2.38.060. [Ord. 2110, 1975; prior code § 3.17.010].

2.94.020 Membership.

The Commission shall consist of 10 members, residents of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor shall nominate two persons who may reside within the Supervisor’s district to serve on the Commission. Whenever possible, nominees should be individuals who have knowledge about housing problems, and be members of the following groups: senior citizens, students, farmworkers, low-income families, ethnic minorities, realtors, construction workers, or educators. If it is not possible to secure membership from these specified groups, the Board of Supervisors may appoint representatives of the general public interested in housing. [Ord. 2110, 1975; prior code § 3.17.030].

2.94.030 Term of office.

Each member shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which the member’s nominating Supervisor begins a full term. [Ord. 2110, 1975; prior code § 3.17.040].

2.94.040 Organization and procedures.

(A)    The Commission shall comply in all respects with SCCC 2.38.110 through 2.38.250.

(B)    Staff Support. The Planning Department shall provide staff support for the Commission. The Director of the Planning Department, or their designated representative, shall serve as the Administrative Secretary to the Commission and shall receive copies of all minutes, reports and recommendations submitted to the Board of Supervisors by the Commission. [Ord. 5279 § 12, 2018; Ord. 2110, 1975; prior code § 3.17.050].

2.94.050 Powers and duties.

The Commission shall advise the Board of Supervisors on housing policy; advise the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on matters relating to the Housing Element of the General Plan, developed pursuant to Government Code Section 65302(c) and Health and Safety Code Section 50459, conduct a continuous study of housing in Santa Cruz County, and may conduct public hearings on housing problems and potential solutions. The Commission shall assess the housing needs in this County, and study, prepare, review and make recommendations on public programs designed to meet those needs. The Commission may also study, review and make recommendations on private housing programs. [Ord. 3620 § 18, 1985; Ord. 2110, 1975; prior code § 3.17.020].