BY COUNCILOR REINERT:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Chapter 50 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to add a new Section 50-118 to read as follows:
Sec. 50-118. Interim ordinances.
Upon introduction of an interim ordinance to the city council, or from the date the planning commission recommends the introduction of an interim ordinance to the city council, no use, development, project or subdivision for which an application has not been previously filed shall be established or expanded, nor shall any application for a license, building permit, administrative waiver, review or approval of any application, including an application for any zoning approval, which concerns the geographical area or subject matter of the interim ordinance filed after the introduction of or recommendation for the interim ordinance, be granted or further processed, pending a final decision on the adoption of the interim ordinance. If the interim ordinance is adopted, no permits, license or other approvals of any kind which concern the geographical area or subject matter of the interim ordinance shall be processed or issued nor shall any use be established or expanded except in accordance with its terms. If the interim ordinance is not adopted, requests for permits and other necessary approvals shall be processed promptly in accordance with the procedures governing the request.
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This is an ordinance of general application and will have no regulatory effect unless an interim ordinance is introduced in the future. This ordinance would authorize the immediate suspension of zoning, licensing or other permits or approvals upon the introduction of an interim ordinance or upon the recommendation of an interim ordinance by the planning commission. The effect would be to suspend land use changes while the interim ordinance is being processed in accordance with charter mandated procedures.