Citizens Advisory Committee (BCAC)

Overview


The Brownsville Citizens Advisory Committee was created by City Commission in 1975. Resolution #2002-012 was adopted on February 19, 2002, Resolution #2006-010 as adopted on February 7, 2006, and Resolution #2007-041 as adopted on July 31, 2007, to implement new regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and was amended by Ordinance 2013-1570 on February 19, 2013; it was amended by Ordinance 2013-1570-A on July 2, 2013. The committee conducts public hearings, public meetings, solicit proposals, reviews all evidence, testimony and proposals given at hearings. Furthermore, it formulates and makes recommendations to the City Commission a spending plan for: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program, American Dream Down Payment Initiative and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.

Agendas, meeting packets and approved minutes are prepared by the Office of Grant Management and Community Development (OGM/CD). BCAC agendas are posted on the OGM/CD website and 1st Floor of City Hall on Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled Wednesday meeting.

Members


  • Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission.
  • Each appointed member shall serve a 2-year term. no voting member may be appointed to more than 2 consecutive terms
  • At least 1/3 of the committee members will be required to represent areas that are designated as low or moderate income areas, and may do so by either having a business interest or by living in the low or moderate income area.
  • 7 members:
    • Elizabeth Dierlam
      • Residing District: District 4
      • Term: 1st Term
      • Appointment: February 17, 2015
      • Appointed By: Commissioner John Villarreal, District 4
    • Carlo G. Hernandez
      • Residing District: District 3
      • Term: 1st Term
      • Appointment: August 26, 2014
      • Appointed By: Commissioner Rose Gowen, At Large "B"
    • John M. Rodriguez
      • Residing District: District 3
      • Term: 1st Term
      • Appointment: June 3, 2015
      • Appointed By: Commissioner Ricardo Longoria, District 1
    • Martin M. Sarkis
      • Residing District: District 3
      • Term: 1st Term
      • Appointment: March 18, 2014
      • Appointed By: Commissioner Jessica Tetreau-Kalifa, District 2
    • Katy Youker
      • Residing District: District 4
      • Term: 1st Term
      • Appointment: February 17, 2015
      • Appointed By: Commissioner John Villarreal, District 4
    • Vacant
    • Vacant

Meetings


  • Regular Sessions at 6 p.m.
  • Meeting times are seasonal and occur the last Wednesday of every month from December - July
  • City Hall
    1001 E Elizabeth Street
    2nd Floor
    Brownsville, TX 78520
  • Phone: 956-548-6151

Brownsville Citizen Advisory Community (BCAC) meetings are coordinated by the Office of Grant Management and Community Development (OGM/CD).