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Board of Adjustment chair steps down

Friday, July 12, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Yesterday, William Burkhardt, who has chaired the Board of Adjustment since 2015, tendered his resignation from the board. “It’s just time for me to step down,” he told the Austin Monitor. Burkhardt, who was Council Member Kathie Tovo’s District 9 appointee, was serving his third term on the board, which would have extended through February 2021. In June, while he was still chair, Burkhardt filed a grievance along with other members of the board against former Assistant City Attorney Brent Lloyd alleging a conflict of interest and misrepresentation of the interests of the board to third parties. The former chair explained to the Monitor that work demands have become more pressing as of late, and with the new Land Development Code discussions beginning, he felt it was time to pass the torch. He has recommended Brooke Bailey, a former member of the Board of Adjustment, as his replacement.

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