PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor: 

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Planning Commission 

April 13, 2006

 

Staff Lead:

Department: 

W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator

 

Community Development

 

Topic: 

A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 13-301 to Allow the Board of Supervisors  to Hear Certain Appeals from Decisions of the Zoning Administrator

 

Topic Description: 

The Zoning Administrator is granted authority, under Sections 5-008 and 5-012, to extend the termination date of special permits and special exceptions. The Zoning Ordinance also provides that appeals of most decisions of the Zoning Administrator are taken to the Board of Zoning Appeals.  This proposed amendment would transfer from the Board of Zoning Appeals to the Board of Supervisors the authority to hear an appeal of a decision of the Zoning Administrator to extend or not to extend the termination date of a special permit or special exception issued by the Board of Supervisors.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial impact analysis has been conducted.

 

Summary Staff Report: 

The Zoning Ordinance grants to the Zoning Administrator certain discretion in approving or denying an extension to the termination date of a special permit or special exception.  Specifically, the Zoning Administrator is to determine “whether the special permit or special exception use still satisfies the applicable standards of this Ordinance.”  Staff believes that the entity best positioned to review such a decision is the entity that initially issued the special permit or special exception. This proposed amendment would transfer from the Board of Zoning Appeals to the Board of Supervisors the authority to hear an appeal of a decision of the Zoning Administrator to extend or not to extend the termination date of a special permit or special exception issued by the Board of Supervisors.

This proposed amendment was initiated by the Planning Commission on January 26, 2006. The Planning Commission voted to recommend approval on February 16, 2006. 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Board of Supervisors

 

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