NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCY
The City of Alachua is currently accepting applications for one appointment to the following Board:
Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board: The CRA Advisory Board serves as the advising body of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Members are appointed by the CRA. The duties of the Advisory Board are to provide recommendations to the CRA regarding the Community Redevelopment Area including any activities or projects in accordance with the CRA Plan.
• No voting member shall hold another municipal office.
• Members must live or work within the CRA Area. For a map of CRA boundaries please visit the City’s website.
• Members must be willing to serve for a three (3) year term.
• Meetings are held once a month, typically on a Monday at 3:00 p.m., or more as deemed necessary, in the James A. Lewis Commission Chambers at City Hall.
Completed applications must be received by the CRA no later than 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Applications may be submitted in person at City Hall or by mail to the following address: City of Alachua, Community Redevelopment Agency, P.O. Box 9, Alachua, FL 32616. Questions may be directed to Chelsea Bakaitis, Community Redevelopment Coordinator, at (386) 418-6134.
The purpose of the Community Redevelopment Area is to rehabilitate, conserve, and redevelop areas within its geographical boundaries as shown on the Community Redevelopment District Map in accordance with a Community Redevelopment Plan.
The Community Redevelopment Agency was established in 1982 upon a finding by the Alachua City Commission of slum and blight within a designated area. The City Commission serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency and governing board. The Agency receives recommendations from an appointed five member advisory board.
The City of Alachua CRA has developed planning documents to serve as a blueprint for redevelopment and reinvestment within the Community Redevelopment Area. In 2013 the Agency updated their primary planning document, and in 2016 passed a CRA Market Study and Economic Development Implementation Plan.
CONTACTChelsea Bakaitis, CRA Coordinator
P.O. Box 9| 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, FL 32616
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
All CRA and CRAAB meetings are hosted in the James A. Lewis Commission Chambers, City Hall, 15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alahcua, FL 32616.
Community Redevelopment Agency Public Meeting Schedule:
Time: 5:00 PM
- November 13th, 2017
- January 8th, 2018
- March 12th, 2018
- May 14th, 2018
- July 23rd, 2018
- September 10th, 2018
Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board Public Meeting Schedule:
Time: 3:00 PM
- October 30, 2017
- November 20, 2017
- January 29, 2018
- February 26, 2018
- March 19, 2018
- April 30, 2018
- May 21, 2018
- June 18, 2018
- July 16, 2018
- August 20, 2018
- September 17, 2018
AGENCY BOARD MEMBERS
The City Commission serves as the CRA governing body and receives recommendations from an appointed five member advisory board. If you would like to contact a member, please contact the CRA Coordinator.
Shirley Green-Brown, Vice Chair (Term: April 2016-2019)
Gary Hardacre (Term: April 2015- 2018)
Ben Boukari (Term: April 2017- 2020)
Robert Wilford (Term: April 2015- 2018)
CRA Advisory Board Members:
To be an eligible candidate for the Advisory Board, members must live or work within the Area and cannot hold another municipal office.
Rudy Rothseiden, Chair (Term: June 12, 2017-2018)
Bryan Boukari, Vice Chair (Term: June 12, 2017-2020)
Marvin Bingham (Term: June 12, 2017-2020)
Kelly Harris (Term: June 12, 2017-2019)
Rick Robertson (Term: June 12, 2017-2019)
Annual Report Information:
Every year, the Alachua CRA publishes an Annual Report summarizing activities, and complete financial statement of assets, liabilities, income, and operating expenses.
Annual Budget Information:
The fiscal year for the City of Alachua Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) coincides with that of the City which begins every October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following calendar year. Below are the City of Alachua's approved budget documents for the years listed. The CRA budget is specifically Fund 310 within the City of Alachua budget documents.
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) are the City's annual financial statements. They are prepared by independent auditing firms. These reports provide an annual presentation and evaluation of the financial condition of the City.