Friday, April 29, 2016

Tax dollars and City resources wasted as a result of political delay tactics and monkeywrenching

Below is from next Tuesday's (May 3rd) City Commission meeting, a chronology of events leading up to commissioners Ryan Maier and Chris McVoy tactical delay of an important agenda item and how much time, money, and effort will be needed to move this forward, again.

Maier and McVoy took advantage of Mayor Triolo's absence and you can read about and also watch a video of what they did using this link. Now. . . this is what the City has to do to fix all this:

The proposed amendments provide clarification, edits and additions to the LDRs’ definitions; notice requirements for public hearing; site plan review; zoning districts; development standards; off-street parking; sign code; and, landscape regulations.
     On February 3, 2016, the Planning & Zoning Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting, discussed the proposed amendments to the LDRs and voted 7-0 to recommend approval to the City Commission.
     On February 10, 2016, the Historic Resources Preservation Board, at its regularly scheduled meeting, discussed the proposed amendments to the LDRs and voted 5-0 to recommend approval to the City Commission.
     At its meeting of April 5, 2016, the City Commission voted 3-1 to approve the changes to the LDRs providing that modifications to the original home occupation section were removed.
     At its meeting of April 19, 2016, the motion to approve the ordinance died for lack of a second. Also, the motion to reschedule hearing to a date certain failed for a lack of a second. Consequently, the proposed ordinance has been re-advertised and is being heard as a first reading during a public hearing.

How were Maier and McVoy able to accomplish delaying and costing the City all this money and time? They just sat there, smiled, and said nothing. If you didn't know, both of those commissioners are up for re-election on March 14th, 2017. That will be your chance to let them both know how you feel about tactics and antics such as this.

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