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JULY 18, 2006 - PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS JULY 18, 2006 - PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS
JULY 18, 2006 - PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT

DATE: JULY 18, 2006

SUBJECT: PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS

RECOMMENDATION

Continue the public hearing to August 1, 2006.

BACKGROUND

Amendments to the City’s View Restoration Guidelines are being made to update the Guidelines to make them consistent with the use of a professional mediator and the fee structure approved by the City Council on November 3, 2004 and February 15, 2005, respectively. As part of the Guideline review, minor clean-up amendments are proposed to clarify the View Restoration Permit process, and an additional proposal to streamline the View Preservation Permit process.

The Planning Commission completed its review of the proposed amendments on May 9, 2006 and forwarded its recommendations to the City Council. The public hearing on this item was duly noticed for the July 18, 2006 meeting. However, at this time Staff is recommending that the public hearing be continued to August 1, 2006 in order to allow Staff more time to consult with the City Attorney and develop an ordinance that would complement the Guidelines to deal with abatement cost recovery.

Respectfully submitted,

Joel Rojas, AICP
Director of Planning, Building and
Code Enforcement

Les Evans
City Manager