Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Timeline for Hearing Land Use Items

Council recently passed some changes to the procedures for land use applications. These were based on recommendations from the Development Approval Process Review Committee and should streamline the process for land use applications. When an application is ready to be heard by the Planning Commission, it is listed on the Commission's agenda, along with a date for when it will be heard at a Council meeting. The infographic below illustrates this process and identifies where the public can contribute their input.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Mxq7Saz0qedllDdW44V3lFc1U


Examples:

Application A
  • On the agenda for the September 13 Planning Commission meeting
  • Automatically added to September 19 Council work meeting agenda
  • Automatically added to September 19 Council work meeting agenda
  • Council can make a decision or hear it again at the October 3 Council meeting
 
Application B
  • On the agenda for the September 13 Planning Commission meeting
  • Planning Commission decides to continue (postpone) the item
  • September 19 Council work meeting agenda will list the item as continued
  • If the Planning Commission hears the item and makes a decision at their September 27 meeting, it will then be listed on the October 3 Council meeting agendas.

Application C
  • On the agenda for the September 27 Planning Commission meeting
  • Automatically added to October 3 Council work meeting agenda
  • Automatically added to  October 3 Council work meeting agenda
  • Council can make a decision or hear it again at the October 17 Council meeting


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