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January 21, 2015 Ways and Means Agenda

                                                                 AGENDA
                                                 WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
                                                             January 21, 2015
                                                                     6:30 p.m.
                                          Administration Building - Board Room
                                                           220 N. Main Street
                                                          Ann Arbor, Michigan
                                                   http://www.ewashtenaw.org
 


I. Roll Call
 
II. Citizen Participation
 
III. Commissioner Follow-up to Citizen Participation
 
IV. New Business
 
 
A.  Economic Development
 
 1. Office of Community and Economic Development
 
 a. ReImagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study
 
        -Adopting the ReImagine Washtenaw Corridor Improvement Study
        -To support the creation and implementation of a coherent, multi-modal plan for Washtenaw Avenue in the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, Pittsfield Township, and portions of the avenue in Ann Arbor 
        -The study and the County’s role in ReImagine Washtenaw have been funded by a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development,
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 b. Approval of 2015 Calendar Year Entitlement Formula Grant Funding
 
     -Authorizing the signature of the Chair of the Board or the County Administrator on all formula and entitlement grants awarded to the Office of Community and Economic Development
     -Authorizing the signature of the Chair of the Board on the calendar year 2015 Michigan Works! System Plan to the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
     -To streamline the approval process, while still ensuring that the Board is up to date on the status of State and federal awards made to OCED
     -To provide a holistic overview of the continuum of services provided to the community by OCED
 
     -Resolution does not constitute approval of awards with the following characteristics:
- Award is competitive in nature
- Award amount is not based on pre-established federal or State funding formulas or entitlement formulas
- Award is new, and has not been awarded to or administered by OCED in the past
- Receipt of the award would necessitate a county general fund appropriation in excess of the amount approved by the BOC in the budget
- Receipt of the award would necessitate a change in OCED position control
 
   -Requires OCED to present the Board with biennial updates on the status and community impacts of grants awarded to the Department throughout the year
   -Requires OCED to present an annual report of anticipated grant funds for Board approval and prohibits budgets from being loaded until a grant award is received
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 c.  Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis
 
   -Adopting the Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis
   -Advancing the goals of the goals of the analysis through a commitment to adopt policies and undertake partnerships
   -Supporting the creation of a workgroup to annually review progress against the goals outlined in the analysis
   -Requesting that the Office of Community and Economic Development regularly report to the Board of Commissioners on progress towards goals
 
   -To promote a rebalancing of the housing market by setting goals for future housing development in the urban section of Washtenaw County, including Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township, Ypsilanti Township, and Ypsilanti
   -To work with other governments in  the urban County to achieve these goals
   -To improve the lives of residents by increasing opportunity, stabilizing neighborhoods, reducing congestion, thereby increasing equity and resilience in the County
 
   -The study proposes two twenty year goals for future housing development
- Ann Arbor and Pittsfield Township should add 3,139 affordable, non-student rental units
- Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township should grow demand for housing by 4,178 college educated households
 
 RECOMMENDATION: Approval
 
 
V. Report of the Administrator
 
VI. Report of the Chair of Ways & Means
 
VII. Report of the Chair of the Board
 
VIII. Items for Current/Future Discussion
 
IX. Pending
 
X. Adjournment
 
Next Ways & Means Meeting
February 4, 2015
Board Room
220 N. Main Street
Ann Arbor
6:30 p.m.

 

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