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File #: 5754   
Type: New Business - Add-On Status: Adopted
File created: 5/4/2023 In control: Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 5/9/2023 Final action: 5/9/2023
Title: Legislative Intent and Permission to Advertise an Ordinance Amending Chapter 62, Article XVII, "Workforce Housing Incentives," Brevard County Code of Ordinances
Attachments: 1. Signed Resolution 2022-093 Workforce Housing.pdf

Subject:

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Legislative Intent and Permission to Advertise an Ordinance Amending Chapter 62, Article XVII, “Workforce Housing Incentives,” Brevard County Code of Ordinances

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Fiscal Impact:

None

Dept/Office:

Housing and Human Services

Requested Action:

Recommendation

It is requested that the Board approve the statement of legislative intent set forth below and authorize the advertisement of an ordinance amending Chapter 62, Article XVII, “Workforce Housing Incentives,” Brevard County Code of Ordinances, in order to implement a Brevard County Workforce and Supportive Housing Trust Fund as required by a Charter amendment approved by the voters in the November 2022 election.

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Summary Explanation and Background:

In November of 2022, an amendment to the Brevard County Home Rule Charter was approved by voters to add Section 1.9, Workforce and Supportive Housing Trust Fund to the Charter.  This new section reads:

 

Section 1.9.                     Brevard County Workforce and Supportive Housing Trust Fund.

(a)                     The Brevard County Workforce and Supportive Housing Trust Fund is hereby established.

(b)                     Purpose of Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust fund is to provide a continuing, non-lapsing fund for Brevard County to use to address the need for affordable housing within Brevard County. The trust fund shall be used to create and sustain affordable housing throughout Brevard County for renters and homeowners and to increase workforce housing opportunities.

(c)                     Revenue sources. The trust fund shall be funded as directed from time to time by the county commission and may be comprised of the following sources:

(1)                     Funds from the sale of county surplus real property, the funds which are not otherwise legally committed to other sources; and

(2)                     Other sources as established from time to time by ordinance.

(d)                     Continuing nature of trust fund. Unless otherwise provided by ordinance or resolution or required by applicable law, unspent portions of the trust fund, repayments of principal and interest on loans provided from the trust fund, and interest earned from the deposit or investment of monies from the trust fund:

(1)                     Shall remain in the trust fund to be used exclusively for the purposes of the trust fund;

(2)                     Shall not revert to the general revenues or other funds of the county; and

(3)                     Any appropriations shall not lapse.

(e)                     Implementation. Not later than July 1, 2023, the county commission shall adopt one or more ordinances implementing the provisions of this section, which ordinances may be amended from time to time.

Newly Adopted 11/08/2022.” 

 

As the new Charter language requires the Board of County Commissioners to adopt an ordinance or ordinances implementing the provisions of the newly enacted Section 1.9 on or before July 1, 2023, it is requested that the Board approve the following statement of legislative intent and authorize the advertisement of an ordinance amending Chapter 62, Land Development Regulations, Article XVII, “Workforce Housing Incentives,” Brevard County Code of Ordinances.

 

Statement of Legislative Intent: It is proposed that staff draft an ordinance amending Chapter 62, Land Development Regulations, Article XVII, “Workforce Housing Incentives, of the Brevard County Code of Ordinances to implement the provisions of newly adopted Section 1.9 of the Brevard County Home Rule Charter.

Clerk to the Board Instructions:

 

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