April 16, 2019

"Some Reps will take any chance they have to vote against BLT [Building and Land Technology]."

Thus summarizes the words of a member of the Board of Representatives, as we discussed the ever-fascinating process by which the Board of Reps hears appeals of the Z...

August 26, 2018

Update:  I'm informed that the time to appeal the Zoning Board's decision has not yet expired, notwithstanding the city charter provisions cited below.  Further, if an appeal is made, it will be on the question of whether a condominium owner is a "landowner" per the ci...

July 17, 2018

The Board of Representatives voted unanimously yesterday to approve the homeowners' petition, which now allows the full Board to consider reversing the Zoning Board's decision to allow stand-alone gyms (i.e., Life Time Fitness) in a half dozen office parks citywide....

May 17, 2018

I'm undecided.  On one hand, we do elect the Mayor who appoints its members, so the people do have an indirect say in how they would like the Board to be constituted.  And democratic unaccountability is theoretically useful in pursuing the greater good over parochial i...

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