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Sparks City Council Meeting 11/13/2017

General Business: 9.1

Title: Consideration and possible confirmation of the Mayor's recommendation to appoint Karim Shabazz to the Sparks Planning Commission from the following pool of applicants, listed in alphabetical order: Joshua Fink, Paul Freeman, Johanna Lee, Karim Shabazz and William Wagner.
Petitioner/Presenter: Stephen W. Driscoll, City Manager/Stephen W. Driscoll, City Manager
Recommendation: That Council confirm the Mayor's recommendation of the appointment of Karim Shabazz 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 Commision has one vacancy due to the recent resignation of Commissioner James Gaba. The vacancy was announced at the September 25 and October 9 City Council meetings. The application period closed on October 13, 2017.

Mr. Karim Shabazz has been recommended to fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Gaba. Mr. Shabazz will serve the remainder of Commissioner Gaba's term that expires on December 31, 2020. Mr. Shabazz will then have an opportunity to be reappointed for an additional term. Mr. Shabazz is a long time resident of the City of Sparks and has witnessed a great deal of growth and redevelopment. Mr. Shabazz would like to join the team and help make smart growth decisions while maintaining the City's identity and history.     

 



Analysis:

N/A



Alternatives:

If the Council rejects the appointment of Mr. Karim Shabazz, 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 Mr. Karim Shabazz to the Sparks Planning Commission through December 31, 2020.




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