Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Planning Commission


September 8, 2005

Staff Lead:



W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator


Community Development



A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 5-001 to Authorize the Board of Supervisors to Issue Special Permits When the Applicant Also Needs a Special Exception as Part of the Same Project


Topic Description:


The proposed amendment is designed to be user friendly to applicants by allowing them to simply apply to the Board of Supervisors in those situations when both a special exception and a special permit are required.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


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


Financial Impact Analysis:

No financial analysis has been conducted.


Summary Staff Report:


This is a simple amendment intended principally for the convenience of the public to minimize the meetings and hearings to which they are subjected when in need of certain zoning approvals. For example, we have pending an application for a pre-school, which requires a special permit (Board of Zoning Appeals action), and a primary school, which requires a special exception (Board of Supervisors action).  Were this amendment to pass, the applicant would simply take the integrated school application only through the special exception process (refer to the attached Ordinance).  Incidentally, the proposed amendment should also reduce staff time (County and referral agencies), as well as expenditures (legal advertisements, public notices, letters to adjoining property owners; traffic consultant).


This matter was initiated on June 30, 2005. On July 28, 2005, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and unanimously recommended it to the Board of Supervisors.

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

Department of Community Development




Proposed Text Amendment