(a) Stakeholder. For the purposes of this chapter, a certified neighborhood council "stakeholder" or "community stakeholder" shall be defined as:
(1) Any individual who lives, works, or owns real property within the boundaries of the neighborhood council; or
(2) Any individual who is a Community Interest Stakeholder, as defined in Subsection (b) of this section, within the boundaries of the neighborhood council.
(b) Community Interest Stakeholder. A "Community Interest Stakeholder" is an individual who is a member of or participates in a Community Organization, as defined in Subsection (c) of this section.
(c) Community Organization. For the purposes of this section, a "Community Organization" is an entity that has continuously maintained a physical street address within the boundaries of the neighborhood council for not less than one year, and that performs ongoing and verifiable activities and operations that confer some benefit on the community within the boundaries of the neighborhood council.
(1) A for-profit entity shall not qualify as a Community Organization.
(2) Examples of a Community Organization may include chambers of commerce, houses of worship or other faith-based organizations, educational institutions, or non-profit organizations.
(d) Retroactivity. This section shall not be applied retroactively. Any seated neighborhood council board member whose eligibility to serve may be affected by enactment of this section may serve the remainder of their term.
(e) Rules and Regulations. The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the Office of the City Clerk, within their respective roles, are authorized to promulgate rules and regulations and establish policies to implement and administer this section.
Added by Ord. No. 186,760, Eff. 10-16-20.
Editor's note: Former Sec. 22.801.1 (Acceptance of Donations and Gifts by the Department), added by Ord. No. 179,545, Eff. 3-16-08, expired by its own terms on 3-16-11.