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File #: 21-454    Name:
Type: Appointment Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider approval of the appointment of 3 individuals for a term ending May 31, 2024 and 1 individual for an unexpired term ending May 31, 2022 to the Downtown Board.
Attachments: 1. Downtown Board Matrix - 5.4.21, 2. DowntownBoundaryMap
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PRESENTER: Presenter

Caitlin Krobot, City Secretary

 

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SUBJECT: Title

Discuss and consider approval of the appointment of 3 individuals for a term ending May 31, 2024 and 1 individual for an unexpired term ending May 31, 2022 to the Downtown Board.

 

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DEPARTMENT: City Secretary’s Office

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Downtown Board is composed of 11 members appointed by the City Council.  The purpose of the Board is to implement the recommendations of the 2010 Downtown Implementation Plan and associated planning documents. 

The Board composition is as follows:

(1) Four (4) members from the following with a maximum of one  (1) designated representative per entity: Comal County, Schlitterbahn Water Park, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board, New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, Downtown Association (DTA), Historic Landmark Commission (HLC), Planning Commission, New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation (EDC), New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation Board (EDF), Main Street Partners, or any recognized arts and heritage organization,

(2)      Five (5) Downtown property owners or business owners (Downtown New Braunfels shall be defined as the area depicted in Exhibit A) or residents of the Downtown Residential Area (Exhibit B). No more than one member shall represent a single business.

(3) Two (2) members at large selected from within the New Braunfels City limits

There is one opening to fill an unexpired term ending May 31, 2022 for a representative as outlined in section 1 above.   The City Secretary’s Office received the following qualified applicant:

 

                     Tara Kohlenberg

There are two openings to fill terms ending May 31, 2024 for a downtown resident or downtown business owner.  The City Secretary’s Office received the following qualified applicants:

 

                     Matt Gandrud - Downtown Business Owner

                     Dennis Wilson - Downtown Business Owner

                     Angie Martinez - Downtown Resident (also qualifies for at-large)

There is one opening to fill a term ending May 31, 2024 for an at-large position.  The City Secretary’s Office received the following qualified applicants:

 

                     Michael Jaroszewski

                     Ryan Garcia

                     Vanessa Dean

                     Jenny Wilson

                     Stevie Talley

                     Leticia Pena

                     Angie Martinez

The City Secretary’s Office received applications for all openings from January 19, 2021 to March 26, 2021.

 

 

 

ISSUE:

Downtown Board appointments require City Council approval.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

No fiscal impact.

 

 

 

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends the appointment of 3 individuals for a term ending May 31, 2024 and 1 individual for an unexpired term ending May 31, 2022 to the Downtown Board.