|Posted by Elwin Green on April 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM|
UPDATE: The final version of the land bank legislation proposed by Councilwoman Deb Gross - substantially amended from the original - received final passage Monday, and has been sent to the Mayor's office for his signature. An Interim Board of Directors for the Land Bank has been named, consisting of the following individuals: Matthew Barron, Richard Carrington, Shawn Carter, Ronell Guy, Jerome Jackson, Llyod Hedlund, Kim Salinetro, Barb Valaw and Dan Wood. They are to draft a set of policies and procedures to recommend to the Initial Board of Directors, who are to be named within 90 days.
CORRECTION: My last blog post, on City Council's preliminary approval of the land bank bill, contained an error. It states that the land bank legislation proposed by Councilman Ricky V. Burgess died on Dec. 31, 2012. That was based on the information that appeared on the City Clerk's website:
As it turns out, the City's website was in error. It has now been fixed, and shows that the resolution died on December 31, 2013, not December 31, 2012.
You see, City Council operates on legislative terms that run two years, and the most recent legislative term covered 2012 and 2013. A new legislative term began in January.
Which means that Councilman Burgess's land bank proposal languished without action - including any action by Councilman Burgess - not for two months, but for more than 13 months.
I don't know what to make of that.