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Sparks City Council Meeting 1/23/2017

General Business: 9.1

Title: Consideration of and possible approval of the Mayor's recommendation of the appointment of Mary Brock and James Gaba to the Sparks Planning Commission from the following pool of applicants, listed in alphabetical order: Jeff Bowling, Mary Brock, Paul Freeman, James Gaba, Johanna Lee and David Shocket.
Petitioner/Presenter: Stephen W. Driscoll/Stephen W. Driscoll
Recommendation: That Council confirm the Mayor's recommendation of the appointment of Mary Brock and James Gaba to the Sparks Planning Commission.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
    
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Committee appointment.



Background:

The City of Sparks Planning Commission has two vacancies due to the expiration of terms effective December 31, 2016.

Ms. Mary Brock will fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Cammarota. Commissioner Cammarota served on the Sparks Planning Commission from 2012 - 2016. Ms. Brock has served as a Rotary Club of Reno Trustee and participated in the Reno Rotary Foundation. Ms. Brock is the Executive Director of Seniors in Service, a non-profit organization in Northern Nevada.

Mr. James Gaba will fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Lean. Commissioner Lean served on the Sparks Planning Commission from 2005 - 2016. Mr. Gaba has served on an HOA Community Board for two years, and coached various sporting teams in the City of Sparks.

Announcement of the vacancies was made at the November 14 and November 28 City Council Meetings. Applications received from Jeff Bowling, Mary Brock, Paul Freeman, James Gaba, Johanna Lee and David Shocket were considered.



Analysis:

N/A



Alternatives:

If the Council rejects the appointment of Ms. Mary Brock or Mr. James Gaba, the Mayor shall appoint another person from the remaining applications and the Council shall consider ratification either at the present meeting or at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Council.



Recommended Motion:

I move to confirm the appointment of Ms. Mary Brock and Mr. James Gaba to the Sparks Planning Commission through December 31, 2020.




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