[Adopted 4-6-2011 (Title 2, Ch. 2.64, of the 1986 Code)]
The position of Chief Development Officer is established, such Chief Development Officer to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The Chief Development Officer shall be responsible for policy direction and coordination of the City's activities in the general areas of economic development, planning, human services, housing and renewal. The Chief Development Officer will also have responsibility for Inspectional Services and Zoning; Neighborhood Services; Community Development; and administration of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority.
All line budget items shall be spent by their categories. Any additional monies necessary shall be first submitted with a Mayor's recommendation and approved by a majority vote of the City Council.
Any changes or amendments to the line item budget submitted by the Community Development Department shall be filed with the City Auditor and the Chief Financial Officer for their approval prior to any vote by the City Council.
Any requests for reallocation of monies from the department's budgeted contingency fund shall be approved by the Mayor and submitted for approval by a majority vote of the City Council.
The Chief Development Officer shall, as soon as possible after the end of each fiscal half of the calendar year, but not later than 15 days after the end of each half, and more often if the Council requests, meet with the City Council and certify that he has examined all certified projects, approved agreements, or other programs authorized under M.G.L. c. 23A being utilized by the City and the condition thereof, and make a brief analysis of the status and compliance of each project, agreement or other programs active in the preceding financial quarter.