AGENDA BILL 09-11-09C
Ordinance No. 1590 - Regulatory improvement package for the Community Development Code
November 9, 2009
Land Use Case Number:
Staff memo to City Manager
Proposed Ordinance No. 1590
Staff Report to Planning Commission (dated August 19)
Minutes of the Planning Commission meetings of August 5, and August 19, 2009
Two Staff memoranda (dated August 5) related to proposed edits to Chapter 28
Correspondence received regarding the proposed amendments
City of West Linn
Several of the proposed amendments will incorporate adopted sustainable best practices into the Community Development Code.
Policy Questions for Council Consideration:
Will the proposed CDC amendments clarify and improve the City’s CDC?
The City periodically processes amendments to the CDC which are intended to clarify and update the City’s Code. Most of the proposed amendments are inconsequential corrections related to formatting, ensuring Code consistency, and modifying scrivener’s errors. Others provide additional clarity to Code provisions or address emerging issues.
Staff has provided separate memo’s providing the rationale for the proposed amendments that are specific to Chapter 28.
The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of these amendments. Staff recommends approval as well.