00-0506R

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE BASIS FOR REJECTING PROPOSED ORDINANCE 00-020-O, A ZONING CHANGE OF THE AREA NEAR SECOND AVENUE WEST AND THIRD STREET.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council has denied, and does deny, proposed Ordinance 00-020-O, and makes and adopts the following findings as a basis therefore:

(a) The proposed ordinance had a full and fair hearing before the planning commission and before the city council, adequate notice and opportunity to be heard being granted, according to law, to any interested party;

(b) The proposed zoning change is contrary to the longstanding planning and zoning efforts of the city and the neighborhood. The proposal would further restrict affordable housing and is, therefore, against the recommended neighborhood plan for the area. The historical development of the zoning plan for the area is set out in the staff report, File #00068, for meeting date June 28, 2000, under background data;

(c) The zoning change is contrary to the historical planning and zoning efforts of the city and neighborhood. The change would affect the potential for additional losses in housing opportunities in the neighborhood in close proximity to Downtown. The change would also be contrary to the city policy of maintaining office space in the Downtown zone;

(d) The planning commission, after hearing, voted to deny the request for rezoning. The staff report and minutes of the June 28, 2000, meeting of the commission are a basis for city council action and a part of the record in this matter.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The council heard and considered a proposed zoning change, which came before it as an appeal from the decision of the planning commission. This resolution specifies the record in the matter and gives written reason for the council's decision, thus satisfying the procedural requirements of the law.