More Last Minute Surprises for Occupy

Posted May 6th, 2014 @ 9:59 AM by

6 minutes ago we got this. We new they filed the petitions, but usually if they are verified they show up on the agenda . . . I guess we just get 9 hours notice . . . cuz we’re special. I honestly thought that since they didn’t send anything out earlier that maybe they didn’t meet the criteria. It wasn’t just me, the alders I talked to last night knew nothing about this either.

Mayor and Members of the Common Council,

Please see the attached memo, which is being sent on behalf of Katherine Cornwell, Director of the Planning Division regarding zoning protest petitions filed on May 1, 2014 for the above-referenced item. This memo will be attached to the legislative file shortly.

If you have any questions about the memo in advance of this evening’s Council meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Katherine or myself.

All the best,

TIM

TO: Mayor Paul R. Soglin
Madison Common Council
FROM: Katherine Cornwell, Director, Planning Division
DATE: May 6, 2014
SUBJECT: Protest Petition Against Zoning Map Amendment Legislative File ID 33390, Rezoning Property at 2046-2050 E. Johnson Street.

On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the City Clerk received two protest petitions against the zoning map amendment for property located at 2046-2050 E. Johnson Street, Legislative File ID 33390. The petitions have been added to the legislative file.
The protest petitions have been filed in accordance with the provisions outlined in Section 28.182(5)(c) of Madison General Ordinances.

The first petition was filed pursuant to Section 28.182(5)(c)3.d of the Zoning Code that, in the event that a written protest against the proposed map amendment is filed with the City Clerk and is duly signed and acknowledged by the owners of twenty percent (20%) or more of the land directly opposite from the subject property and extending one hundred (100) feet from the street frontage of the opposite land, such map amendment shall not become effective except by a favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members of the Common Council voting on the proposed change. This first protest petition has been reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office and the Planning Division and has been found to be in compliance with 28.182(5)(c)3.d.

The second petition was filed pursuant to Section 28.182(5)(c)3.f of the Zoning Code that, in the event that a written protest against the proposed map amendment is filed with the City Clerk and is duly signed and acknowledged by twenty percent (20%) of the registered electors residing within all buildings any part of which is on land directly opposite the subject property and extending one hundred (100) feet from the street frontage of the opposite land, such map amendment shall not become effective except by a favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members of the Common Council voting on the proposed change. This second protest petition has been reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office and the Planning Division and has been found to be in compliance with Section 28.182(5)(c)3.f.

Therefore, in order to approve the zoning map amendment, Legislative File ID 33390, a favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members of the Common Council voting on the proposed change shall be required.

If anyone has questions regarding the proposed petition, please let me know.

cc: Michael May, City Attorney
John Strange, Assistant City Attorney
Steven R. Cover, Director, Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
Occupy Madison, Inc., c/o Brenda Konkel
Christopher J. Dodge, Fuhrman-Dodge, SC
Morgan Aten
Tim Parks, Planning Division
Matt Tucker, Zoning Administrator


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