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AGENDA


Political Subdivisions Interim Committee

Approximate

Time Frame

Utah Legislature

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 • 2:00 p.m. • Room W020 House Building


 

2:00     1.  Committee Business

                          Call to order - Senator Dennis Stowell, Senate Chair

                          Approval of the minutes of the May 21, 2008 meeting


(20 min)2. Affordable Housing in Utah (Affordable Housing 101)

All the topics on today's agenda are trying to address the affordable housing problem. This agenda item is intended to lay a foundation by examining the extent and nature of an affordable housing problem in Utah. How is affordable housing defined? How much affordable housing already exists? Do some communities have more affordable housing than other communities? What federal, state, and local programs already exist to address the affordable housing problem?

                          Utah Division of Housing and Community Development, Utah Department of Community and Culture

                          Committee questions


(15 min)3. Residential Construction and Affordable Housing

Master Study Resolution item #162 - to study the cost of municipal land use and construction regulation on residential construction and affordable housing. What is the problem? How is this issue different from the issues in agenda items #4 and #5? What information is unique to this agenda item? The study sponsor and invited guests will have 15 minutes jointly to present their perspective. As time is available, additional comments and public comments will be allowed under agenda item #6.

                          Study sponsor: Sen. Mark Madsen

                          Committee questions


(15 min)4. Manufactured Housing

Master Study Resolution item #160 - to study manufactured and mobile home parks preservation. What is the problem? How is this issue different from the issues in agenda items #3 and #5? What information is unique to this agenda item? The study sponsor and invited guests will have 15 minutes jointly to present their perspective. As time is available, additional comments and public comments will be allowed under agenda item #6.

                          Study sponsor: Sen. Karen Mayne

                          Committee questions


(15 min)5. Zoning and Housing Development

Master Study Resolution item #164 - to study ways for the state to encourage zoning which invites the development of a wide range of housing choices. What is the problem? How is this issue different from the issues in agenda items #3 and #4? What information is unique to this agenda item? The study sponsor and invited guests will have 15 minutes jointly to present their perspective. As time is available, additional comments and public comments will be allowed under agenda item #6.

                          Study sponsor: Rep. Christopher Herrod

                          Committee questions


(60 min)6. Comments Regarding Affordable Housing

Comments regarding the above agenda items will be allowed within the time available. Each group is requested to limit their comments to five minutes and not repeat points made in previous testimonies.

                          Public comment

                          Committee discussion

 

5:00      7.  Other Items/Adjourn