Sparks City Council Meeting 11/9/2020 2:00:00 PM

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General Business: 9.1

Title: Consideration, discussion, and possible approval of the City Manager's recommended appointment to the Technical Review Committee, Washoe County Home Consortium, for a partial term ending June 30, 2021, from the following applicants listed in alphabetical order Tran, T.
Petitioner/Presenter: Neil C. Krutz, ICMA-CM, City Manager/Ian Crittenden, Development Services Manager
Recommendation: Approve the Development Services Manager's appointment to the Technical Review Committee
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:

There is one (1) vacancy on the Technical Review Committee, Washoe County Home Consortium, for a non-staff person selected by the technical staff member. The technical staff person is Development Services Manager Ian Crittenden. The appointee must be a resident of the City of Sparks and does not need to be technically proficient. This appointment is to fill a partial term ending June 30, 2021. Applications were received and reviewed by the Development Services Manager who provided a recommendation to the City Manager. 


The Washoe County Home Consortium was established Septebmer 12, 1994, under Section II, Paragraph G, of the Inter-Governmental Agreement of the Washoe County Home Consortium (WCHC), whose participating jurisdictions are Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. The Technical Review Committee (TRC) reports directly to the WCHC Directors, who are the City Managers of Sparks and Reno, and the Washoe County Manager.

The purpose of the Committee is to:

  • Provide a forum for the discussion of regional housing issues, the recommendation of funding priorities and policies and procedures.
  • To make funding recommendations related to all Affordable Housing Municipal Loan Program (AHMLP) funds, including Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, State Low Income Housing Trust Funds (LIHTF), and other potential sources of affordable housing funding
  • To review eligible projects for consistency with the priorities and policies included in the Consolidated Plan, Action Plans, Truckee Meadows Regional Plan, relevant jurisdictions' comprehnsive housing plans, and/or specific self-directed priority project(s) and criteria establishd by the technical staff of WCHC members, including threshold criteria concerning legth and depth of affordability which are more strict than those required by regulations or rules outlining the use of the particular funding source
  • To evaluate the projects using other criteria developed and adopted by the WCHC
  • To priortize projects based on the evaluation process developed by the lead agency in collaboration with technical staff persons from each WCHC member and make AHMLP funding recommendations as constrained by the applicability and availability of funds
  • To act as a forum to receive community and stakeholder input, to monitor progress on adopted plans, to address concerns and suggestions regarding housing issues, and to establish regional housing goals
  • To coordinate and communicate regional, longer-term housing priorities for funding available to the jurisdiction
  • To make policy recommendations that advance the implementation of the Consolidated Plan, jurisdictional housing elements, and improve the overall provision of affordable and workforce housing in alignment with local goals and priorities


The Committee is comprised of eight (8) voting members, two persons from each jurisdiction, one being a technically proficient staff person and one non-staff person who is not required to be technically proficient. The technically proficient staff person representing the City of Sparks is Development Services Manager Ian Crittenden, who is responsible for recommending the non-staff person appointment to the City Manager. 

The vacancy was announced at the October 12th and 26th City Council meetings. Applications were accepted until 5:00 pm on October 28, 2020. The Development Services Manager reviewed the applications and provided his recommendation to the City Manager.



1. Approve the City Manager's recommendation to appoint T Tran to the Technical Review Committee.

2. Deny the City Manager's recommendation and provide further direction.

Recommended Motion:

I move to approve the City Manager's recommendation to appoint T Tran to the Technical Review Committee, Washoe County Home Consortium, for a partial term ending June 30, 2021.

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