Q Our code charter municipality is in the process of adopting an urban renewal plan, pursuant to Sections 43-35-1 et seq. Who appoints the members of the urban renewal agency’s board of commissioners?

A Section 43-35-33(b) requires the mayor to make the initial appointments to an urban renewal agency board of commissioners, subject to the advice and consent of the board of alderman. This means that the mayor must submit the appointments to the board to consent to or reject those appointments. When a vacancy occurs after the initial appointments, the board makes the appointment which is then submitted to the mayor in accordance with Section 21-3-15 to approve or veto. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Latimer, September 14, 2012)