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Community Development Commission

Community Development Committee

Community Development Committee Meeting

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Information:

This will be hybrid meeting – in person and on-line.

Sonoma County Community Development Commission
1440 Guerneville Road, Hearing Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Meeting Recording


  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda
  3. Approve Meeting Minutes from October 18, 2023 Meeting
    The Committee will review, discuss, and may take action to approve the meeting minutes ormay recommend changes.
    Recommended Action: Approve minutes
  4. Executive Director’s Report
    Michelle Whitman
    Information Only - No Action Item
  5. Bay Area Housing Finance Authority Presentation
    Kate Hartley, Executive Director - Bay Area Housing Finance Authority
    Information Only – No Action Item
  6. Approve Letter to Susan Vahlstrom
    Recommended Action: Approve letter as drafted
  7. Annual Notice of Funding Availability – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Home Investments Partnership Program (HOME), HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) and Low-Moderate Income Housing Asset Fund (LMIHAF) Valerie Johnson, Veronica Ortiz-De Anda
    Information Only – No Action Item
  8. Items to be Placed on a Future Agenda
  9. Adjournment

Next Regular Meeting:
December 20, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Public Comment Prior to the Committee Meeting

May be submitted via email to

Public Comment During the Committee Meeting

Public Comment may be made live, in person, in the Hearing Room at the Community Development Commission. Available time for comments is determined by the committee chair based on agenda scheduling demands and total number of speakers. In order to guarantee that your comment is received and considered by the Committee, please attend the meeting in person or submit your comment in writing in advance of the meeting to

Any member of the audience desiring to address the Committee on a matter on the agenda, please complete a Speaker Card and hand it to the Recording Secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting. When called by the Chair, please walk to the Public Comments table, state your name, and make your comments. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please be brief and limit your comments to the subject matter under discussion.

Meeting Documents

The associated documentation is available on the website at commission/boards-commissions-and-committees/community-development-committee. Any changes to the date of the meeting, or any other updates, will be noticed on the above website.

Disabled Accommodation

If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending this meeting, please contact the Section 504 Coordinator at (707) 565-7520, as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Language Services

Language Services are available upon request if made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to help ensure availability. For more information or to request services, please contact the Section 504 Coordinator at (707) 565-7520.

Los servicios lingüísticos están disponibles previa solicitud si se realizan al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión para ayudar a garantizar la disponibilidad. Para obtenermás información o solicitar servicios, comuníquese con el Coordinador de la Sección 504 al (707) 565-7520.