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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CB-29 Testimony

Testimony for CB-29 continues this evening at 6pm. There were a lot of people interested in testifying.

I have submitted the following testimony in writing:

Amendments to CB-29:

1) Add the mins and maxes proposed by CA
2) Removed the Minor Redevelopment process
3) Page 2 lines 19-22 amend to allow Village Associations be able to petition for to change PDPs, CSPs, FDPs, and SDPs
4) Page 3 lines 1-3 add comply with open space zoning requirements
5) Page 3 lines 19-21 make notifications to ALL villages and CA
6) Page 4 line 11 make DPZ staff report address the village community response statement
7) Page 5 paragraph (4) add lighting
8) Page 5 section A add “including its relationship with other village centers”
9) Page 5 line 26 take out word “center”
10) Page 5 section B add at end “and surrounding community”
11) Page 6 section E add “that will be open to public use” (I would like stronger language “open to public use, community events, free speech, and political discourse”)
12) Page 6 add section I “How redevelopment complies with definition of village center in Section 103, Part 168
13) Page 6 add section J “How redevelopment complies with Village Master Plan”
14) Page 7 section D part 1 change “approve the” to “Adopt a set of”
15) Page 8 section F line 1 add “including Concept Plan”
16) Page 8 section F at end add “and all property owners within the Village Center and the Community Association the Village Center is within”
17) Support OB testimony paragraph 2 (voting rights in CA/Village Elections) and amend to address those concerns

And I will happily talk about CB-29 with any Council member. The above is a rough sketch of how I think CB-29 can be revised to achieve a process that encourages Master Planning that takes a comprehensive look at redevelopment rather than piecemeal development that violates the very concept of Columbia as a Planned Community.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully one blogger thought to attend.

Guess CB29 is a foregone conclusion to the others. I'd have to agree based on some of the nonsense questions from three council members. Two were on-target, but they know they are in a minority.

7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this post not showing on hocoblogs? Have you submitted?

7:22 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

Submitted what?

And the isssue at this point how to amend CB-29. I think all the county council members are open to amending it.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

Oh and posting as Anonymous reduces your credibility. Pick a username and support dialog.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Summer R said...

where is the meeting being held?

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Presence or absence of names doesn't directly correlate with credibility.

See the comments on your MLK Day 2008 post. The only off-topic spam post was by the only named commenter. The other 14 comments, by anons, were on-topic.

Truthful, accurate content that makes sense = credibility.

Dialog is sufficiently supported by the timestamp.

10:15 AM  

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