MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2008
CITYWIDE LAND USE GROUP
7:00 – 9:00 PM
ROOM 2500B, 1900 BUILDING
1900 SW FOURTH
This month’s meeting is all about new resources and contact points at the Bureau of Development Services that will help Land Use folks from Neighborhood Associations with their Land Use Review responsibilities. It includes some new things: a new Strategic Planning process that not only says what BDS will do but opens lots of doors for any customer, including Neighborhood Associations, to evaluate how well it is being done; an update on new work toward easier information access through the internet for Neighborhood Associations Land Use reviewers; and a new project which allows field follow-up on how well development is building what was planned as well as responding to limitations/conditions applied during the land use review process.
We will also discuss a new effort through a partnership between Citywide Land Use Group and BDS to provide training segments prior to each regular meeting which will explain how BDS handles a development proposal. We are starting in November with the application process, what is required, when an application is deemed complete, what happens to the information at that point, and when the application process changes to something else. We will follow up this training with the next stage of BDS processing at our January training. At that point we will review what has been done with all of you to make sure it is useful and then schedule other subjects into a regular training slot prior to each meeting.
Finally, Rebecca Esau of BDS has requested that we collect land use review problems you are having in a more coherent fashion so she can make sure they are responded to effectively. We will begin this month to hand out a list for you to add your particular site specific land use review problem. We need to collect the LUR # (or at least the address), the nature of the problem in one or two lines, and contact information for you (email is preferred because it is faster).
We hope to find ways to explain how the system works and to hopefully simplify some of the complexities you have to work through to perform your role as Neighborhood Association Land Use reviewers.
A SPECIAL NOTE: OUR SEPTEMBER 29 SPECIAL MEETING WITH MAYOR-ELECT SAM ADAMS WAS ATTENDED BY LAND USE FOLKS FROM 45 DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS.
MAYOR-ELECT ADAMS WILL BE BACK ON DECEMBER 1, 2008, (THE MONDAY FOLLOWING OUR REGULAR NOVEMBER MEETING). MAKE SURE AND PUT IT ON YOUR SCHEDULE.
WE WILL BE SETTING UP A NEW SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL MEETINGS WITH MAYOR ADAMS FOR 2009. THESE WILL BE EXTRA MEETINGS, PROBABLY EVERY OTHER MONTH, BUT WILL NOT CHANGE OUR REGULAR CITYWIDE LAND USE GROUP MEETING SCHEDULE.
Here is this month’s meeting agenda: 08-notice1