Councilman John Hendrickson estimated petitioners against the zoning rewrite have collected at least 500 signatures and as many as 1,000. As the weather warms up, he said they’ll collect more, too. He said getting signatures on the West Broadway diet was easy — 12,000 collected in 45 days. They need 25 percent of property owners in the city for their quest to force approval with a super majority.
On the urban chicken front, a rooster has evidently turned up on Cooley Street. Cock-a-doodle-doo — chop and sizzle. There’s also reports of an allegedly illegal chicken coop in the Hellgate Meadows area. (“Allegedly illegal chicken coop.” OMG.) Looks like a battle — fresh eggs v. fried chicken.
OK, back to zoning. In e-mails, WGM Group’s Brent Campbell says neighborhoods would be more protected with the new zoning ordinance than they are with the old one. He’s asking the advisory committee to come up with a majority and minority report on the code and present the information to council. For more, head to Councilman Bob Jaffe’s government listserv.
“To reject the new code and argue that the we should stick with the old code in the interest of neighborhood protection continues to puzzle me. I would like (to) hear from folks on this issue and think a meeting of the advisory committee would help me understand the issue from another perspective. This could then be communicated to the council as opinions with fair representation for all.”
The hearing’s coming up June 22.
— Keila Szpaller