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Staff proposes CodeNEXT vote in June

Monday, March 19, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Interim Assistant City Manager Joe Pantalion sent a memo to the mayor and City Council last week proposing the updated CodeNEXT schedule. Since its release on Feb. 12, staff and the consultants have reviewed the third draft with Council, the Planning Commission, Zoning and Platting Commission and the Environmental Commission and met with community stakeholders. The memo states that the Planning Commission and Zoning and Platting Commission have scheduled joint public hearings on April 28 and May 1. After those hearings, the commissions will form their individual recommendations to Council. Therefore, staff plans to put an item on Thursday’s Council agenda suggesting that Council schedule its public hearings on May 30 and 31. After that, the memo suggests four special called meetings to discuss the draft, “ask questions of the CodeNEXT team, and discuss possible amendments” on June 6, 7, 12 and 13, with a goal of a first reading vote on June 13. This schedule, according to the memo, would make it possible for staff to “utilize the month of July – when the City Council traditionally breaks from formal meetings – to make necessary changes based upon the direction given during first reading.” The memo continues, “Staff recognizes that setting City Council public hearings for the end of May would require action by PC and ZAP within the month of May. Therefore, during the remainder of March and April, staff is scheduling additional work sessions with PC and ZAP to continue discussions on specific CodeNEXT topics.”

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