Monday, January 13, 2014

Council may decide response to voter referendum petition |

The Palm Beach Town Council will discuss repealing the PUD-5 ordinance or setting a special election. One of the dates discussed is the run-off election date late in March that would coincide with other municipal elections. Attorney Nancy Stroud is mentioned as representing part of the group that is against the ordinance that would allow an alternate development pattern for Royal Poinciana Way. She assisted Lake Worth in the re-write of our land development regulations.

There seems to be some intrigue here too, which is common in the island municipality. Click title for link to the Shiny Sheet article.
Cooley, who is opposed to the PUD-5, or Planned Unit Development, has requested the council hold a hearing to review “evidence and documents” before voting on a repeal or setting an election.
Cooley’s attorney, David Theriaque, requested on Nov. 13 to inspect all documents provided and received by any town personnel related to the zoning and comprehensive plan ordinances that enact the PUD-5. The town complied, turning over several thousand pages.
In his letter, Cooley states that the records uncovered “raise many serious and disturbing questions.”