Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 24
Chair Curtis asked why this item is being presented now. Mr. Silva stated the adoption deadline for EAR based Comprehensive Plan Amendments is coming up at the end of March.
Ms. Miller stated that the Board’s recommendation will go before the City Commission.
Motion made by Ms. Maus, and seconded by Mr. Welch, to recommend that the City Commission transmit the amendments as proposed to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
After brief discussion, the motion was withdrawn.
Ms. Adams requested a friendly amendment to the motion to include references to density in Objective 8.
Motion made by Ms. Maus, and seconded by Mr. Welch, to recommend that the City Commission transmit the amendments with revisions to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
By show of hands, the Board approved as follows: Mr. Welch – yes; Ms. Graham – no; Ms. Golub – yes; Ms. Adams – yes; Mr. Glassman – yes; Ms. Maus – yes; Ms. Freeman
yes; Mr. Curtis – yes. (Motion passed 7-1).
For the Good of the City
Chair Curtis recalled that at the previous meeting the Board requested that he approach the City Commission to discuss the process of including the Planning and Zoning Board’s input on future Code amendments.
Mr. Welch stated he had attended several meetings held by the Ad Hoc Committee discussing amendments to the Code. He suggested having some representation from the Ad Hoc Committee at a future Board meeting, possibly in the form of a workshop.
Chair Curtis recalled that the Board had previously raised concern about the process of providing input rather than the substance of any Code changes.
Mr. Brewton reported that when addressing the City Commission, staff had requested that the Planning and Zoning Board be included in the Ad Hoc process to discuss changes to the Code.