LAND USE AND ZONING COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
July 15, 2008
City Council Conference Room A
117 West Duval Street
Attendance: Committee Chair Art Graham; Council Member Don Redman; Shannon Eller, Office of General Counsel; Brad Thoburn, John Crofts, Sean Kelly, and Folks Huxford, Department of Planning and Development; Merriane Lahmeur, Marilyn Allen, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council
The Committee Chair, Art Graham, called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. He asked Mr. John Crofts to take everyone through the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.
Changes, additions, and comments concerning the agenda as marked included:
06-220 Discussion was held concerning withdrawal; the agent, Paul Harden, requested deferral and the Chair indicated a willingness to defer, pending additional information
06-658 Public hearing to be closed, with new hearing dates to be set
07-803 To be deferred until further notice to allow for discussions with JTA
08-40 It was anticipated that this item will be ready to be heard soon; Mr. Harden is to get with the District Council Member
08-236 Awaiting substitute legislation rezoning to PUD
08-258 It was noted that there were not many speakers at the recent Planning Commission hearing on this item
08-313 C/M Redman requested that the public hearing be continued and the item deferred to allow for ongoing discussions among the parties
08-314 It was stated that C/M Lee has requested deferral
08-366 Planning and Development Department recommendation to deny was noted; the agent, Charles Mann, indicated that the District Council Member was not opposed to granting the waiver
08-411 and 08-412 Mr. Harden, agent, inquired as to status; Ms. Eller will obtain information, and withdrawal may be recommended at tonight’s meeting
Discussion was held concerning several bills which may be converted from small scale to semi-annual status for the fall series based on issues raised by the State. Plans are to eventually substitute pending items. Items not yet introduced will be drafted as semi-annual legislation.
The Chair stated his intent to act on many of the items introduced prior to 2008 as soon as it is reasonable. He is working with the Planning and Development Department to ensure that items do not needlessly remain on the agenda with no progress.
As there was no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:52 p.m.
Rick Campbell, Research Assistant: 630-1679