New County Board Seeks Applicants

Applications are due March 26 for Hillsborough County's newly formed Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on a new County citizen advisory board – the Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee.

Residents interested in seeking appointment must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. The positions are voluntary and unpaid. The Committee will make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes to the Land Development Code, the accompanying process and other procedural improvements to eliminate duplication, reduce the permitting time, eliminate outdated and conflicting regulations, and improve customer satisfaction. A Technical Support Group will assist the Committee by providing data and other relevant information.

There are five positions available; terms are for one year. Members appointed to this committee will represent the following: contractor, land use lawyer, Hispanic community, African American community, minority or small business owners (MBE/SBE). Members should have experience in site and/or subdivision, concurrency review, zoning, planned developments, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), or related work in the land development or building process.  Meeting schedule: Anticipated to meet for 2 hours, every 2-3 weeks for a period of 6-8 months.

The deadline for applying is March 26, 2012. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in April.

Interested citizens must submit a questionnaire to the county commission. Questionnaires are available in the commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826; or on the County’s website at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org. Click on the “County Commission” link on the left-hand side of the page, then the “Advisory Boards and Committees” sublink.



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