Dana Turner

Dana D. Turner

Chief Administrative Judge at City of Columbia

Location:
1737 MAIN ST, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(803) 734-2700

General Information

Experience

Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development  - C++ Development

Information Technology Manager Enterprise Network and Server Services  - City of Richmond

Recent News  

- Marketing Campaign for Construction Distressed Areas - Ms. Dana D. Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development

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E. Reports from Commerce and Development - Ms. Dana D. Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development
Ms. Dana Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development presented a brief overview of the following: Development Corporation Reforms, East Central City Consortium Update, Request for Proposals Policy Revisions and the Feasibility Study for Intermodal Transportation Center for Downtown Columbia. She reminded the members of City Council of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) concern of how the City of Columbia operates its Development Corporations. She offered five (5) scenarios that would reform the Development Corporations. Ms. Dana Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development explained that under the Independent Entities scenario, the development corporations would become independent from the City and the Directors would no longer be city employees. She said that under the Divisions of the City scenario, the development corporations would become divisions of the Community Development Department. Ms. Dana Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development told the members of Council that HUD is carefully watching to see how the City of Columbia will interact with East Central. She said that if federal funds aren't used to fund the East Central project, then HUD would not get involved. She added that she didn't see any other way of funding the project. Ms. Turner said that she has concerns with the Masterplan that was approved. She asked for guidance from the City Attorney on how City Council would establish blighted areas. She told them that they could all serve as ex-officio members on the Redevelopment Commission or they could appoint between five (5) and nine (9) members and the City Council members not serve at all. She advised them that City Council members' serving as ex-officio members is a problem. She suggested several revisions to the Request for Proposals Policy. The first revision addresses the sale of individual lots by development corporations. She proposed that there be an exception that would allow the sale of lots smaller than one (1) acre without issuing a Request for Proposals. Ms. Turner also proposed that when one or more real property owners share a common boundary line with real property proposed to be sold by the City and one or more real property owners contact the City prior to the issuance of a Request for Proposals about the availability of the City's property, the City will attempt to reach an agreement with the real property owners sharing the common boundary line by dealing with the inquiries in the order in which they were received. Ms. Dana Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development told the members of City Council that a grant was awarded some time ago from the Transportation Administration in the amount of $800,000.00 for a feasibility study for an Intermodal Transportation Center that would require a match from the city in the amount of $160,000.00. She said that the City must use the grant or they will lose it. She noted that there is a possibility that the grant could be reprogrammed for another use.

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1. Arsenal Hill / Housing Authority Swap - Ms. Dana D. Turner, Assistant City Manager for Commerce and Development

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