The City Manager is accepting applications for technical members of the review panel for the Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) program. This is a newly formed panel that will provide a third-party review of the MUPTE program for the City Manager. The Panel will meet as needed to:
• review new MUPTE applications;
• review previously approved projects’ compliance with approval resolutions;
• prepare annual reports on the progress of the approved projects, the program’s volume cap, and reporting documentation; and
• annually review overall program efficacy.
The panel will be comprised of neighborhood representatives (selected by neighborhood association boards and the neighborhood of the proposed MUPTE project) and six technical members. Technical member positions include:
• an architect/green building specialist,
• a building trades union,
• a developer,
• an environmental professional,
• a public health professional, and
• a human rights representative.
Applicants for the building trades union seat must be a union member or have a written recommendation from a building trades union. Applicants for the human rights representative seat must be a member of a human rights organization or have a written recommendation from a human rights organization.
Member terms will be for either three or four year periods, with opportunities for renewal. The deadline to apply for the committee is September 21, 2015. To apply please submit a letter of interest and provide evidence of technical expertise. Letters of interest or questions should be directed to Amanda Nobel Flannery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.
The MUPTE Review Panel was established by the City Council (Ordinance 20556, Section 2.945(13)). The MUPTE program was revised and reinstated by the City Council in July 2015. The MUPTE program is enabled by state legislation and designed to encourage higher density housing and redevelopment in the core of the city. The program provides a tax exemption for up to 10-years on qualified, new multi-unit housing investments that occur within a targeted area, meet program requirements, and are reviewed and approved by council.