First Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Council Chambers, 224 E Jefferson Street
The Mayor, with the confirmation of the Common Council, appoints seven resident persons having sufficient ability and experience in the fields of urban renewal, community development and housing as Commissioners of the Community Development Authority for a four year term.
A Community Development Authority (CDA) is created for the purpose of carrying out blight elimination, slum clearance, and urban renewal programs. The CDA is an independent public body exercising public powers to protect and promote the health, safety and morals of city residents. The powers of the Community Development Authority are to prepare redevelopment and urban renewal plans and carry out redevelopment and urban renewal projects within the city, enter into contracts for the purpose of redevelopment and urban renewal, acquire by purchase, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise, any real or personal property necessary or incidental to a redevelopment or urban renewal project, and borrow money and issue bonds; apply for and accept loans, grants and contributions for the purpose of redevelopment and urban renewal.