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FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT
DATE: AUGUST 1, 2006
SUBJECT: PROPOSED VIEW RESTORATION ORDINANCE AND PRESERVATION GUIDELINE REVISIONS
Continue the public hearing to August 15, 2006.
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 proposed view Guideline revisions had been originally scheduled and noticed for City Council review on July 18, 2006. However, at Staff’s request, the City Council continued the public hearing to August 1, 2006 to allow Staff more time to consult with the City Attorney and develop ordinance that would compliment the Guidelines and deal with the recovery of abatement costs. Now that a draft ordinance has been developed, Staff is recommending that the public hearing for the View Restoration Guideline review be continued to August 15, 2006 to allow Staff to provide public notice of the proposed ordinance so that the proposed ordinance and the Guideline amendments can be reviewed together on August 15, 2006.