Venice Council member notes that the Comprehensive Plan vote will be when two controlled growth advocates are out of town and will not give the public adequate time to respond
Deborah Anderson <DAnderson@Venicegov.com>
I guess as a practical matter combining the one meeting when the public can provide input to council at the same time as council votes on the final draft suggests that it’s EXTREMELY unlikely there is anything any member of the public could say that would result in some change to the current version of the Comp Plan. It also means we have no time to consider and evaluate resident input before voting nor would we have any opportunity to talk to other residents or do further research after hearing people’s comments.
If Mr. Snyder and Mr. Shrum are also going to speak at the meeting, they will presumably do so at the beginning. That means people will show up at the meeting and then need to wait around before their turn to speak. Some will tire of waiting and leave. Therefore…less resident input. We should have a meeting where only residents speak or they have the opportunity to speak first.
As a practical matter, giving the public another chance to provide input AFTER it has already been approved once by council and gone to the state is pretty much meaningless. There will be immense pressure to not change anything.
My understanding is that this meeting was scheduled on a date when Fred and I would be out of town. I add that to our most recent foray into procedure i.e. the council can now conduct business with only 5 members present as decided in the last several weeks and I’m really disturbed. Why would I think this is not purposeful?
Fred Fraize <FFraize@Venicegov.com>
I just started book one that is 500 pages.
On page three, it talks about V.I.S (Vision, Intent and Strategies).
. Ensuring development pays for itself
That will never happen. I refer you to the “TISCHLER REPORT”
for every $1 collected in taxes on a new single family home it costs $1.53 in government services.
In the Hearld Tribune an article written by John Thaxton based on the Tischler Report states,
An apartment complex with 5.5 units per acre cost $2.65 in government services for every dollar of revenue.
This line item should be removed.
I would hate to start out with a misleading statement in a document that cost taxpayers a Hugh amount of money.
Please do not respond
On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:58 PM -0400, “Lori Stelzer” <LStelzer@Venicegov.com> wrote:
The transmittal public hearing for the comprehensive plan has been scheduled for Monday, June 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will be held in council chambers. Please mark your calendars.
City council members: The new comp plan has been placed at your desk. Staff is working on the “red-lined” version and should have that to you within the next several days.
Lori Stelzer, MMC
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