Philadelphia City Council to hold Zoning Code hearing

    Things are about to get wild in City Council. Today’s Zoning Code hearing calls for either a quick decision on Council’s part or (gasp!) work over the summer.

    The much-talked about proposals by the Zoning Code Commission will go before Council today, but the public also gets a chance to comment before the ZCC revises it proposal and resubmits to Council for approval.

    NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly has the rough timeline of events:

    “The city charter requires council to hold a public hearing on the proposed code within 45 calendar days of adopting the resolution. It gives council 30 days after the hearing ends to make its recommendations back to the ZCC. The ZCC will use those comments and the public’s comments to refine the document. The commission has 60 days from the end of the hearing to send the finalized code back to council for a vote.”

    But all those days would be summer work for Council, which lets out June 16. Rushing the schedule could mean public comment gets overlooked.

    We’ll see what happens today.

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