City of West Haven, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 275. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Inland-Wetland Agency — See Ch. 22.
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 32.
Fair Rent Commission — See Ch. 97.
A. 
Housing Partnership created. There is hereby created the West Haven Housing Partnership Program, appointed by the Mayor of the City of West Haven.
B. 
The Partnership shall consist of the following members, all of whom shall be residents of the City of West Haven:
[Amended 7-6-1989 by Ord. No. 283]
(1) 
The Mayor of the City of West Haven.
(2) 
Representatives of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Inland-Wetland Agency, Housing Authority and any local community development agency, not to exceed four in number.
(3) 
Representatives of the local business community, not to exceed two in number.
(4) 
Representatives of public interest groups, not to exceed four in number.
(5) 
Local urban planning, land use and housing professionals, not to exceed one in number.
(6) 
The Chairman of the City Council shall appoint one member of the City Council, who shall be an ex officio member.
The responsibilities of the City of West Haven, in order to receive initial designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
A. 
To submit evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that the City of West Haven Housing Partnership Program has been formed in accordance with Public Act No. 88-305.
B. 
To submit evidence to the Commissioner of Housing that sufficient local resources have been committed to the West Haven Housing Partnership Program.
The duties of the West Haven Housing Partnership, in order to receive development designation under the Connecticut Housing Partnership Program, shall include the following:
A. 
To examine and identify housing needs and opportunities in the community.
B. 
To explore the availability of any state, municipal or other land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing.
C. 
To review applicable zoning regulations to determine whether such regulations restrict the development of affordable housing in the community.
D. 
To identify any necessary changes to such regulations.
E. 
To establish priorities and develop a long-range plan to meet identified housing needs in the community consistent with regional housing needs.
F. 
To establish procedures for the development of a written proposal to achieve such priorities in accordance with said plan.
G. 
To start an activity, development or project designed to create additional affordable housing in the City of West Haven.
At all times when any orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be in effect, they shall supersede all existing resolutions, orders, rules and regulations insofar as the latter may be inconsistent therewith.
This chapter shall not be construed so as to conflict with any state or federal statute, rule or regulation.
No person shall have the right to expend any public funds of the City of West Haven in carrying out any Partnership activities authorized by this chapter without prior approval by the City Council, nor shall any person have any right to bind the City of West Haven by contract, agreement or otherwise without prior and specific approval of the City Council.
[Added 7-6-1989 by Ord. No. 283]
The West Haven Housing Partnership shall not endorse, support or otherwise approve any project to add to the affordable housing stock of the City of West Haven without considering the location of such affordable housing, the number and size of units involved, the proximity of any such project to other affordable housing, the density of affordable housing in the area adjacent to any proposed location and the size of any such project. The City Council shall be notified of any proposed plan to approve or otherwise support any affordable housing project in the City of West Haven and shall have full power to reject any plan or approval.
[Added 7-6-1989 by Ord. No. 283]
Prior to any meeting, regular or special, the West Haven Housing Partnership shall give the City Council timely notice of the date, time, location and purpose of all such meetings, regular and special. In addition, the West Haven Housing Partnership shall give the City Council prompt, timely notice of any actions taken or recommended by said Partnership at any such meeting, regular or special.
[Added 7-6-1989 by Ord. No. 283]
For the purposes of this chapter, as amended, "approval of the City Council" shall mean a majority vote of the Council members in favor of such approval.