An Ordinance of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Amending Homer City Code 21.71.050(d), “Commission Hearing and Procedures”, to Permit Four Instead of Five Members of the Homer Advisory Planning Commission to Approve a Conditional Use Under the Homer City Code. City Manager/Planning.
CITY OF HOMER
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, AMENDING HOMER CITY CODE 21.71.050(d), “COMMISSION HEARING AND PROCEDURES”, TO PERMIT FOUR INSTEAD OF FIVE MEMBERS OF THE HOMER ADVISORY PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE A CONDITIONAL USE UNDER THE HOMER CITY CODE.
WHEREAS, The Homer Advisory Planning Commission (“Commission”) is comprised of appointed members who cannot all attend every Commission meeting despite the best efforts of each of the Commission members; and
WHEREAS, Requiring a supermajority to approve all conditional use permits interferes with the Commission’s ability to conduct hearings and issue decisions on conditional use permits since a supermajority is not always present at each Commission meeting; and
WHEREAS, It is in the City’s best interest to expand the Commission’s authority to approve a conditional use permit with four members, which is a majority of the Commission, rather than a supermajority, which is five members.
THE CITY OF HOMER HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 1. Homer City Code 21.71.050(d) is amended to read as follows:
(d) Approval of the conditional use shall require the affirmative vote of five four members of the Commission.
Section 2. This Ordinance is of a permanent and general character and shall be included in the City Code.
ENACTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HOMER, ALASKA, this ________ day of ______________, 2014.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
Reviewed and approved as to form:
Walt Wrede, City Manager Thomas F. Klinkner, City Attorney
Date: ___________________ Date: ________________________
Fiscal Note: N/A