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The purpose of the Rehabilitation Appeals Board is to hear appeals involving a notice of violation issued. The Rehabilitation Appeals Board shall have the following powers, duties, and responsibilities: 1) On an appeal, the Board may affirm, reverse or modify the notice of violation. 2) In order to assist in making the determination set forth, the Board may take evidence from the appellant, City staff, and any other person. 3) At the Appeal Hearing, the Board shall make its decision. 4) The Department Director or designee may request the advice and consent of the Board on any issue. 5) The Department Director or designee may request the consent of the Board when pursuing abatement through demolition except when proceeding pursuant to a court order. 6) The Board shall periodically meet for the purpose of planning and advising the City Council on matters concerning substandard or hazardous structures and enforcement or revision of applicable sections of Chapter 39 of the City Code and other relevant matters. 7) The Board may adopt rules necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities imposed upon it. Such rules shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of the ordinance, or the Charter of the City of Phoenix.
This Board meets once per month on the fourth Monday at 1:15 p.m. in Phoenix City Hall, 200 West Washington Street, First Floor Assembly Rooms B & C.
The Board shall be composed of nine members including one chairperson to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The term of office of the members of the Board shall be for three years. The following professional categories are to be represented on the Board: registered architect, lending officer, home builder or licensed building contractor, professional real estate appraiser, licensed engineer with experience in building construction, and real estate licensee (residential). The remaining seats shall be filled by citizens interested in housing or neighborhood improvement residing in a neighborhood represented by an organization which is listed with the Neighborhood Services Department.
Please note: Not all Boards and Commissions have vacant seats. Meeting schedules and time commitments vary for each Board. Members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council members. If you are interested in multiple boards and commissions list your first four choices on the application. Every effort will be made to accommodate your first preference, but vacancies vary, and demand for some boards may be higher than that for others. As vacancies occur, appointments are made by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
Some boards require residency within the city of Phoenix. Members may not serve more than two full, consecutive terms and are expected to attend all regularly scheduled and special meetings. Please contact the appropriate department for meeting schedules and locations.
Click here Boards and Commissions Application to apply now, or mail it along with a resume or biography, to;
200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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