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File #: [21-0223]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 3/24/2021 Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Authorize a Text Amendment Process to Revise Membership, Quorum, and/or Voting Rules for the Community Design Commission (CDC).
Attachments: 1. A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE A PROCESS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP, QUORUM, AND VOTING RULES OF THE COMMUNITY DESIGN COMMISSION (CDC) (2021-03-24/R-4)
Related files: [21-0588], [21-0666]


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Authorize a Text Amendment Process to Revise Membership, Quorum, and/or Voting Rules for the Community Design Commission (CDC).
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Council Members

Pam Hemminger
Council Committee on Boards and Commissions
Michael Parker

Jess Anderson

Amy Ryan


Overview: The Council Committee is recommending a pilot to revise the membership, quorum, and/or voting rules for the CDC in response to a petition from the CDC to consider a reduction of member seats. The CDC took action to petition Council at its meeting on February 23, 2021.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the attached resolution, authorizing a Text Amendment process that would consider revisions to the membership, quorum, and/or voting rules for the Community Design Commission

Decision Points:
Consider authorizing a study of potential revisions that could support the CDC in conducting its regular business.


Key Issues:
* The CDC has nine (9) member seats, and three (3) are currently vacant.
* At least seven (7) member seats are necessary to maintain compliance with North Carolina General Statues.
* A quorum of the CDC is defined as consisting of five (5) members. A concurring vote of five (5) members is necessary for the Commission to take any official action, such as an application approval.
* The Council Committee discussed the possibility of reducing quorum and voting thresholds as a pilot approach, while evaluating the appropriate number of member seats.
* NCGS Chapter 160D will require seat to represent ETJ, and currently all seats are Chapel Hill resident seats.

Fiscal Impact/Resources: Undetermined

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A RESOLUTION TO INITIATE A PROCESS TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP, QUORUM, AND VOTING RULES OF THE COMMUNITY DESIGN COMMISSION (CDC) (2021-03-24/R-4)

WHEREAS, the Community Design Commission approved a petition to request the Town Council consider reducing the membership of the co...

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