Sec. 5.082Director of Urban Renewal.
Sec. 5.083Effect of division on other officers, agencies, etc.
Sec. 5.084through Sec. 5.090. (Reserved)
The Department of Urban Renewal is created.
The head of the Department of Urban Renewal is the Director of Urban Renewal. The Director shall be appointed by the Mayor to hold office at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The Mayor may enter into a contract of employment with the Director. The contract shall be for a term of two years. The form of the contract is to be approved by the Corporation Counsel.
The Director may appoint, to hold office during the Director's pleasure, a Deputy Director and such subordinates as may be necessary and as may be prescribed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Such employees shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.
The Director of Urban Renewal shall have jurisdiction, supervision and control of the Department of Urban Renewal. The duties of the Director shall consist of studying, formulating, developing and supervising local slum clearance and urban renewal or rehabilitation projects in the City authorized by law and coordinating the efforts of all departments and agencies of the City entrusted with or responsible for carrying out the City's local slum clearance and urban renewal or rehabilitation projects, or the various functions or activities necessary or required in connection thereto. The Director shall interpret the various programs for urban renewal of the government of the United States of America and of the state for the Mayor, the Common Council and the residents of the City and instigate, together with the Mayor, necessary action for making maximum utilization of these federal and state programs. The Director shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Mayor by ordinance. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to supersede any powers heretofore granted by law to any of the officers, departments, boards, commissions and other agencies of the City.
This division does not supersede the powers granted to other departments, boards, commissions, officers and agencies of the City.