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      RS 40:532     


§532. Terms of office for local housing authority commissioner

            A. In the case of local housing authorities, the commissioners who are first appointed shall be designated to serve for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, from the date of their appointment, but thereafter commissioners shall be appointed for terms of five years. All commissioners shall, except as otherwise provided in R.S. 40:536 and 537, continue to serve until their successors have been duly appointed.

            B.(1)(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, seven commissioners of the Housing Authority of New Orleans, excluding the landlord commissioner, shall serve five-year terms after serving initial terms as provided in this Subparagraph. One member shall serve an initial term of one year, one shall serve two years, one shall serve three years, two shall serve four years, and two shall serve five years as determined by lot at the first meeting of the board.

            (b) The seven commissioners serving on August 1, 2015, shall continue to serve until the expiration of their terms. The successors of such commissioners shall be appointed as provided in R.S. 40:531(B). Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment; however, if a vacancy occurs prior to the expiration of a term of any such commissioner serving on August 1, 2015, the mayor of the city of New Orleans shall appoint a commissioner to fill the vacancy in the same manner as the original appointment. The commissioner appointed shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

            (2) The one landlord commissioner appointed pursuant to R.S. 40:531(B) shall serve terms concurrent with the mayor. A vacancy shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.

            Amended by Acts 1950, No. 401, §27; Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1; Acts 2015, No. 419, §1.

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