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Neighborhood Improvement Conservation Commission (NICC)


  • Chair Julian de la O
  • Vice Chair Matthew Bell
  • Commissioner James Kester
  • Commissioner Rosalyn Rubin
  • Commissioner Tuan Tran
  • Commissioner Kay Kearney
  • Commissioner Maureen Blackmun

Roles and Responsibilities

NICC is an advisory body to the City Council consisting of 7 members and have the following duties:

  • Actively promote citizen awareness, involvement, and support for neighborhood improvement and preservation, and for the efficient use and conservation of energy resources throughout the community;
  • Identify and recommend priorities to the City Council for the establishment of community goals for the preservation and improvement of neighborhoods and conservation of energy resources;
  • Identify and recommend to the City Council realistic programs to meet established community goals for neighborhood preservation and improvement, and for conservation of energy resources;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the revision and establishment of appropriate codes and ordinances that relate to energy conservation, property maintenance, and neighborhood improvement;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on matters pertaining to energy;
  • Identify and recommend to the City Council eligible programs and geographic target areas for inclusion in the annual application, and any appropriate amendments for housing and community development block grant funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974;
  • Review and evaluate the ongoing Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program and other neighborhood preservation and improvement programs;
  • Act as the final City hearing body for persons protesting the receipt of a notice of violation of a City Code or ordinance pertaining to neighborhood improvement or land use prior to the issuance of a citation or the filing of a criminal complaint against such persons; and
  • Review and advise the City Council on any other matters that are requested by City Council.

Agendas and Minutes

NICC meets the 1st Monday of March, June, September and December at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view agendas for upcoming meetings and to listen to previous NICC meetings.