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Code changes concern signage, care facilities


October 14, 2008

Three bills have been introduced in City Council and referred to the Planning Commission for a report and recommendation.

Bills No. 222 and No. 721 of 2008 both contain proposed text amendments to the Zoning Code that revise and supplement sections relating to new definitions and procedures for electronic signage.

Bill No. 510 of 2008 is a text amendment that revises the definition of use of a Custodial Care Facility, which will still require approval as a Conditional Use, to include "halfway houses for people leaving a correctional facility."

A copy of the proposed text amendments may be viewed at the Zoning Office, Third Floor, 200 Ross Street, Downtown, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed text amendments on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street. Testimony presented by individuals will be limited to 3 minutes each; by a spokesperson representing an organization, 5 minutes each. Prepared comments may be presented to the commission in lieu of testimony.


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