AGENDA ITEM 4B
October 4, 2016
zyontzk.'nior Legislative Attorney
Bill 41-16, Community Zoning and Land Use Resource Officer
Bill 41-16, Community Zoning and Land Use Resource Officer, sponsored by Lead Sponsor
Councilmember Berliner and Co-Sponsor Councilmember Hucker, is scheduled to be introduced
on October 4,2016. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for October 25 at 1:30 p.m.
BilI 41-16 would replace provisions for a Peoples Counsel with provisions for a Community
Zoning and Land Use Resource Officer. In the sponsor's opinion, the development approval
process can be overwhelming for those responding to the plans of others. A Community Zoning
and Land Use Resource Officer would provide an independent source of information to educate
residents on how, when, and where they may participate in the public approval process for sketch
plans, subdivisions, site plans, conditional use applications, and variances.
Under Bill 41-16, the primary function of the Community Zoning and Land Use Resource Officer
would be to: 1) meet with community members to inform them of critical decision points in the
process; 2) educate community members individually or in group meetings on how to develop
effective testimony before decision making bodies; and 3) answer questions concerning zoning
and land use from community members or community organizations. Bill 41-16 would prohibit
the Resource Officer from being a direct participant in any proceeding in the development process.
This packet contains:
Legislative Request Report
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