CITY PROCESSES & PERMITTING
Simplify Zoning Code Langugae
Background: The City’s zoning code is sometimes hard for users to understand, making it difficult to use.
Simplify zoning regulations. Use diagrams, pictures, and tables in place of text where applicable. Use plain language where text is necessary.
Streamline the Permitting Process
Background: There are many types of permits for land use development. One type is a “conditional use” permit, which has additional permit review for certain kinds of applications. It also requires a higher fee and a longer process for the applicant compared to other types of land use permits.
Note: Changes the City’s permitting process would require a code amendment, which includes a public process.
Streamline the permit process by reducing the number of land uses that must have a conditional use permit.