2 attorneys could join Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board

Two attorneys could soon be appointed to the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) Board.

The TCRA Board administers loans to a variety of clients, including low-income Tacoma families who need help buying or repairing their homes, developers that provide multi-family housing to low-income families, businesses that create jobs or rehabilitate blighted commercial spaces, and non-profit organizations that provide housing assistance and economic development services to the Tacoma community. TCRA Board members serve two-year terms. The TCRA Board is typically comprised of two members with experience as attorneys, two members with experience in banking or financing, two members with experience in the construction or development industry, two members with experience as certified public accountants, and two members with three or more years of experience as licensed real estate brokers or agents. The TCRA Board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Tacoma Municipal Building, located at 747 Market St., Room 248, in downtown Tacoma.

The City of Tacoma issued a call for applicants in September to fill four positions on the TCRA Board: two positions required experience as an attorney; one position required experience as a certified public accountant; and one position required experience in the construction or development of affordable housing. Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee interviewed applicants during a public meeting earlier this month.

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to vote next week on a resolution to appoint attorney Mathew LaCroix to a two-year term to expire on Dec. 31, 2016; and appoint attorney Daniel Montopoli to fill an unexpired term to expire on Dec. 31, 2015. The vote will be taken during a public meeting on Tues., Nov. 25, at 5 p.m., at the Tacoma Municipal Building, Council Chambers, in downtown Tacoma. Copies of the resolution and staff memo are available online here and here, respectively.

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