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The Active Modes Advisory Board reviews active modes plans for capital improvements, provides recommendations regarding active modes policies, and prioritizes active modes plan recommendations. Active modes of transportation include walking, biking, micro-mobility (such as scooters and skateboards), and wheelchair use. Active modes may also include human-powered and small electric devices.
The Affordable Housing Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing issues of concern to the City. The City has established several programs designed to stimulate the construction of additional affordable housing units and retention of existing housing units in the community. These programs include development review priority processing, impact fee collection delay, and sales tax rebates.
The Air Quality Advisory Board advises the City Council regarding policies, plans, and programs to improve and maintain the City's air quality. The Board may, without limitation, biennially review air quality indicators and recommend adjustments to the Air Quality Action Plan, review and recommend revisions of the Air Quality Policy Plan, and advise the Governor-designated lead agency for air quality planning on matters pertaining to the Fort Collins element of the State Implementation Plan. The Board may also convene ad hoc citizen task groups to provide additional technical expertise to the Board. The Board coordinates its work with the Energy Board, Transportation Board, Natural Resources Advisory Board, and the Planning and Zoning Board.
The Art in Public Places Board advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding incorporation of works of art into construction projects; advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the acceptance of offers to donate art to be placed in public areas; and advises and makes recommendations to the Executive Director of Culture, Parks, Recreation and Environment Services Unit and the City Council as to rules, regulations, guidelines, policy, administrative, and budgetary matters pertaining to the Art in Public Places Program.
The Building Review Commission Hears requests related to the Fort Collins building codes and hears appeals relating to contractor licensing matters.
The BRB hearing provides a formal recourse to building permit and contractor license applicants who disagree with an interpretation or ruling by the Fort Collins Building Official. The BRB is authorized to rule in favor of the applicant and to approve alternative building methods and materials that are not specifically prescribed in the building codes. This Board may also revoke or suspend a contractor license when it determines that a licensee has violated the building codes or licensing rules. In an advisory capacity, the BRB makes recommendations to City Council concerning the revision of existing codes or the adoption of new building codes and contractor regulations.
Reviews internal investigations where a peace officer is alleged to have used force, discharged a firearm, or committed a crime when a person sustained severe injury, death or alleged their civil rights were violated by a peace officer or other investigations requested by the City Manager or Police Chief.
The Cultural Resources Board advises and makes recommendations to the Director of Cultural Services and the City Council for funding from the Cultural Development and Programming Account and the Tourism Programming Account (Fort Fund) and matters pertaining to the Cultural Services Department's programs, services and facilities constructed or operated by the City.
The Commission on Disability serves as an advisor to the City of Fort Collins City Council on issues relating to citizens with disabilities. In its role as an advocate for citizens with disabilities, the Commission on Disability: develops educational programs to acquaint citizens with issues affecting individuals with disabilities; forms special committees to review and address particular issues; works together with other Boards and Commissions and the City Council to provide recommendations to assure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the 1990 Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act and other legislation relating to persons with disabilities; and serves as ombudsman between City departments, the private business sector, and the community of citizens who have disabilities.
Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to economic health and sustainability of the City.
Advises the City Council and staff regarding the development and implementation of the city's energy policy.
Manages/administers the Retirement Plan for members and retirees and manage accumulated retirement fund money; determine the eligibility/service of members under plan rules; interpret the plan provisions; and authorize payment of retirement benefits and bills for expenses of plan and committee.
The Committee is composed of a finance staff member and a mix of five (5) active, terminated-vested, or retired members of the plan when one (1) taxpaying elector of the City does not apply.
The Commission shall perform all duties relating to preservation of historic landmarks as set out in Chapter 14, including the designation of sites, structures, objects or districts as landmarks and the review and approval or rejection of plans for the construction, alteration, demolition or relocation of any such site, structure, object or district. Decisions of the Commission are final unless appealed to the City Council.
The Human Relations Commission was established by City Council to enhance the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to embrace inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical abilities/qualities, sex, sexual /affectional orientation, age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, familial status, immigration status, geographic background, marital status, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. The Commission often coordinates these efforts with other City boards and commissions, community groups and organizations. The Commission also oversees the Citizen Liaison Program, and presents the annual Human Relations Award to recognize those citizens who have advanced the cause of human rights through their volunteer efforts.
This commission meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
The Human Services and Housing Funding Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the City's Competitive Process which includes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Human Services and Housing Funding Board (HSHFB) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, and the City's Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and Human Services Program (HSP). HUD provides federal grant funds to the City to meet affordable housing and community development needs of low and moderate income people. The City receives about $1.5 million from HUD and just under $1 million from the General Fund annually. Program funds are typically used for housing, human services, and community development programs, projects, and activities.
Advises City Council and staff on matters relating to the City's Natural Areas Department.
Approves variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code and hears and decides appeals from any decision made by an administrative official pertaining to a specific property.
The Natural Resources Advisory Board shall have the following functions:
The Parks and Recreation Board acts as an advisory board. The Board advises and makes recommendations to Community Services and the City Council for their approval as to the rules, regulations, policies and administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Parks and Recreation, excluding matters relating to the operation and maintenance of City-owned golf courses and cemeteries. The Board assists the City in cooperating with the Poudre School District and other organizations and individuals interested in the City's parks and recreation programs.
Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning, annexations, major public and private projects and any long range planning activities (such as City Plan or subareas plans) that require Council approval.
The Senior Advisory Board is comprised of individuals of all ages who share a concern for the aging members of our community. They assume responsibility for involvement in a network of senior agencies and organizations so that they can remain aware of issues, needs and occurrences that may be relevant to their work. Their primary concern is to provide education in this community about the aging process, to inform and be informed, to advocate for a good quality of life, and to encourage networking among the various groups who deal with senior issues.
The Transportation Board advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Board examines issues relating to financing, the development and implementation of master plans pertaining to pedestrian, streets, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic signalization, and transportation facilities, the use of technology, and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics.
The Board acts as a forum for the citizens to express their needs and concerns. The Board coordinates with other city boards and commissions on projects and issues that are of mutual interest. The Transportation Board works with other municipalities in the region to identify and develop solutions to key transportation issues.
Advises the City Council regarding water, wastewater and storm-water policy issues such as water rights, planning, acquisition and management, conservation and public education, flood plain regulations, storm drainage and development design criteria.
Informs and advises the City Council on policy issues affecting all genders.
Gathers information from local youth, other groups, organizations and agencies regarding youth-oriented issues.