Souza, a downtown realtor, replaces outgoing chair John Harshman.
Two-dozen residents and property owners said they supported a preliminary proposal to increase density in the district.
An email to city commissioners triggers a discussion on leash rules at city parks.
Residents request additional speed tables on Orange Avenue to slow motorists, many who use the street as a cut-through.
Some downtown residents are opposed to a district that would stretch more than six downtown blocks.
In Greenville, S.C., Norman Gollub led efforts to reduce commercial vacancies and formed a revitalization overlay.
McNees to start as city manager of Melbourne