Planning

Commissioners

Still Pissed

over being

 

PIGEONHOLED!

       

A good time was had by all at the Planning Commission Meeting on May 5 2014.

The first hour and 10 minutes of the meeting was devoted to amendments of the Vallejo Municipal Code Zoning Ordinance to clarify the parking requirement for eating and drinking establishments (restaurants).    Adopt an ordinance regarding [parking for] small-scale fast food or quick service restaurants.  Due to a lack of clarity in the Staff Report the initial discussion was spent understanding why the changes were required. The remainder of the time was spent how to create language that would appropriate for established business areas where little if any parking is currently available.       

 

Starting at one hour  and 10 minutes –for the  next  hour and twenty minutes the Planning Commissioners again discussed their displeasure about staff sending staff’s resolution to City Council to be voted on rather than the Planning Commission resolution. Staff revealed that what is sent to City Council is ultimately under the control of the City Manager. Staff did agree that in the future that both the Planning Commissions and staff recommendations would be in the Staff Report.

 

Mayor Davis was spotted in the audience and looked none too pleased.