A big victory for the Council occurred this week with Mayor Reed appointing a key advisory committee to oversee the Enterprise Fund, a key provision left over from the overhaul of Atlanta’s Building Permit Reform package. Many thanks need to be given to the members who provided their assistance, including Scott Selig, Steve Roos, Kevin Curry and our affiliate partners Robert Broome, Penny Round and Erin Hall.
The Committee is composed of nine members appointed by the Mayor, with 7 of the appointments stemming from recommendations of interested stakeholder groups. The groups who will provide their services include the Atlanta Apartment Association, the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association, and the Council for Quality Growth, the International Council of Shopping Centers Georgia, BOMA, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia.
The Committee will advise and make 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. The Committee will also communicate with stakeholders and provide insight into the permitting process, as well as 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;
- Scott Selig, of Selig Enterprises, nominated by the International Council of Shopping Centers;
- 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;
- Scott Taylor, president of Carter, appointed by the mayor.
The Council for Quality Growth would like to thank the individuals who agreed to serve.