Rent control — See Ch. 443.
§ 103-3Membership; appointment.
§ 103-4Commission Chairperson.
§ 103-7Meetings; report to governing body.
§ 103-9Advisory capacity.
There is hereby established a Municipal Tenants Commission, hereinafter referred to as "Commission."
The voting members of the Commission shall be comprised of representatives from residential tenants associations in the City of Camden, including those from HUD subsidized housing. The nonvoting members of the Commission shall be comprised of officials from the City of Camden; residents from the City of Camden who are not members of any tenants association in the City of Camden; and professionals, including, but not limited to, construction officials and attorneys, who are serving in an advisory capacity to the Commission.
The Commission shall consist of five voting members who shall be appointed by a majority vote of the governing body of the City of Camden. The governing body shall select the members of the Commission from a list of individual candidates agreed upon and recommended by a nominating body comprised of residential tenants associations of the City of Camden.
The Commission shall consist of three nonvoting members who shall be appointed by the governing body of the City of Camden, wherein one such member shall be a member of City Council and two such members shall be designated by the Mayor, not excluding employees or officials of the City of Camden.
The Commission Chairperson shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Commission members.
The terms of both voting and nonvoting Commission members shall be for two years. The initial appointments to the Commission shall be staggered whereby 1/2 of the members shall serve one-year terms and 1/2 of the members shall serve two-year terms. The terms of the initial appointments shall be designated by City Council.
The Commission shall have the following duties:
Provide a centralized forum for addressing the housing-related complaints of residential tenants associations.
Provide guidance for the resolution of housing-related issues brought before it by residential tenants associations.
At its sole discretion, accept or reject housing-related matters brought before it for resolution by residential tenants associations.
Coordinate the issues and concerns of residential tenants associations with the appropriate officials and departments of the City of Camden, where applicable.
The Committee shall meet periodically and in conformity with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-1 et seq., and shall report to the governing body at least three times per year.
A quorum shall consist of 2/3 of the voting membership.
There is no provision herein made for the hiring or employment of officers and employees of the Commission. The Commission shall function solely in an advisory capacity in making recommendations to the governing body from time to time with regard to proposed legislation and policies for addressing housing-related issues of tenants.