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File #: PO-2020-09    Version: 1 Name: Article 5 Amendment_19T81
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 8/26/2020 Final action: 8/26/2020
Title: An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Article 5 Of The Zoning And Land Development Regulations Entitled "Development Review Process" By Amending Section 5.1. Entitled "General Provisions" To Establish Public Participation Outreach Process, And Amending Section 5.6 Entitled "City Commission Request For Review Of A Board Decision" To Revise The Timeframe For Such Review. (19-T-81)
Attachments: 1. 1981_T_Article 5 Ordinance_2020, 2. Attachment I
Title
An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Article 5 Of The Zoning And Land Development Regulations Entitled "Development Review Process" By Amending Section 5.1. Entitled "General Provisions" To Establish Public Participation Outreach Process, And Amending Section 5.6 Entitled "City Commission Request For Review Of A Board Decision" To Revise The Timeframe For Such Review. (19-T-81)


Strategic Plan Focus
Communications & Civic Engagement


Body

Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Ordinance.

Explanation:
Following first reading, Staff is recommending minor changes to the language of the proposed Ordinance. To ensure clarity of the requirement to the public, Staff has amended the text as follows:

A Public Participation Outreach Meetings shall be required for Land Use, Rezoning, Special Exception, and Site Plan requests. Applicants shall conduct a at least one public participation outreach meeting and provide mailed written notice to all property owners and certified/registered civic and neighborhood association(s) within 500 feet of the proposed project. Fifteen days prior to the meeting, the applicant shall mail such notice and post a sign on the property, including the date, time, and place of the public participation outreach meeting. Such meetings shall occur prior to the applicable Board or City Commission meetings and the Applicant shall include in its application packet a letter certifying the date(s), time(s), location(s), a copy of the sign-in sheet, presentation material and general summary of the discussion, including comments expressed during the meeting(s).

During a City Commission meeting, Staff was directed to evaluate regulations pertaining to public participation outreach during the development review process, in order to explore additional opportunities for public engagement. At this time, Applicants are required to notice the public at least 15 days prior to a public hearing. While the City currently has no re...

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