Proposed Changes to the Zoning Board of Adjustment Approved by Council Committee [Alert]
December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021
On December 6, the Committee of Law and Government approved Council President Clarke’s proposal to alter the composition and processes of the Zoning Board of Adjustments. Proposed changes include:
The Kenney administration expressed concerns regarding these proposed changes during the committee hearing and argued that these changes may ultimately slow down development in the city. Nevertheless, the measure unanimously passed committee. It can be approved by a final council vote as soon as December 16, 2021.
Changes to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter must ultimately be approved by Philadelphia voters via the ballot. If the bill and corresponding resolution is signed into law, it will be on the ballot for May 2022 municipal election. If approved by Philadelphia voters, these changes will go into effect on October 1, 2022.
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