City of Atlanta Technical Advisory Committee Continues Work

As many of you may recall, the Atlanta City Council, with the behest and backing of the Council for Quality Growth and MARTG partners (listed below), passed an ordinance that created the Office of Buildings  Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), with Mayor Reed appointing a key advisory committee to oversee the Enterprise Fund, a provision left from the overhaul of Atlanta’s Building Permit Reform package.

The TAC, chaired by Scott Selig, of Selig Enterprises, is composed of nine members appointed by the Mayor, with 7 of the appointments stemming from recommendations of interested stakeholder groups. It is charged with advising and making recommendations to the Mayor, the Commissioner of Planning and Community Development and the Director of Office of Buildings on service levels, procedures, fees and staffing, along with providing insight into the permitting process and monitoring revenues and expenses for the Office of Buildings Enterprise Fund.

As a reminder, the nominees included:

  • Joe Wilber, of Gables Residential, nominated by the American Apartment Association;
  • Dennis McConnell, a home builder, nominated by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association;
  • Katherine Molyson, of Cousins Properties, nominated Council for Quality Growth; (Secretary)
  • Scott Selig, of Selig Enterprises, nominated by the International Council of Shopping Centers; (Chairman)
  • Kevin O’Sullivan, of Cohen, Pollock Merlin and Small, nominated by BOMA ;
  • Kevin Curry, of Selig Enterprises, nominated by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors;
  • Angela Priest, of Kimley Horn, nominated by the American Council of Engineers;
  • Charles Taylor, a real estate lawyer and developer, appointed by the Mayor; (Vice-Chairman)
  • Scott Taylor, president of Carter, appointed by the Mayor.

The TAC first organized in late 2012 and has met consistently over the last 18 months to accomplish the goals set forth in the Ordinance that was passed.  The meetings occur monthly at Atlanta City Hall in the 3rd Floor Arborists Room at 10:30am on a Tuesday (it varies as to which Tuesday depending on schedules, but generally is the 1st or 2nd  Tuesday of each month).

The next TAC meeting will take place on June 10th at 10:30am at Atlanta City Hall in the 3rd Floor Arborists Conference Room.
To view the Department of Planning and Community Development’s (DPCD) FY15 Proposed Permitting Fund budget, click HERE.
To read the minutes of the TAC’s May 13th meeting, click HERE.
To view the review the TAC’s review of technical items from February, click HERE.