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File #: ID#19-603    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 9/25/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/6/2019 Final action:
Title: Receive a Staff update and consider, by motion, the initial authorization of text amendments to the San Marcos Land Development Code to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session, and provide direction to Staff.
Attachments: 1. Cover Memo, 2. Exhibit A-Recommendations Table, 3. Exhibit B-Redlined Code, 4. Exhibit C-Zoning District and Building Standards Pages, House Bill 2439, 5. Exhibit D-Historic Preservation Commission Resolution, 6. Exhibit E-House Bill 2439, House Bill 3167

AGENDA CAPTION:

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Receive a Staff update and consider, by motion, the initial authorization of text amendments to the San Marcos Land Development Code to address typographical and technical errors, Historic Preservation Commission Resolutions, and to implement changes related to the 2019 Legislative Session, and provide direction to Staff.

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Meeting date:  November 6, 2019

 

Department:  Planning & Development Services

 

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Background Information:

A joint workshop between the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council was held in June 2019. At that workshop the Council and Commission provided direction to move forward with changes related to typos, scrivener’s errors, graphical errors, and technical errors which Staff had identified and documented over the first year of the Code’s use. The group also identified two policy related amendments that were approved by the Historic Preservation Commission and could be brought forward for consideration immediately. In addition, the 2019 Legislative Session has produced a number of House Bills that require amendments in order to meet State law. The proposed amendments included in this packet encompass those three types; 1) typos and technical errors, 2) policy related amendments that the group requested be expedited at the June 2019 workshop, and 3) amendments in response to enacted Bills from the 2019 Legislative Session.

 

Section 2.4.1.2 of the San Marcos Development Code requires initial authorization from the City Council in order to further consider amendments to the Code. Below is a summary of the process and key dates:

Development Code Amendments Process Summary

                     City Council provides initial authorization to further consider or alternatively, rejects the proposal (11/6)

                     Planning & Zoning Commission considers the amendments and recommends approval, approval with conditions, or denial of the text amendments (11/12)

                     City Council holds a public hearing and first reading of ordinance (12/3)

                     City Council holds second reading of ordinance (12/17)

 

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Recommendation: 

Staff recommends approval of the initial authorization in order to further consider the proposed amendments.