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File #: CA-4-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Charter Amendment Status: Failed
File created: 4/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/10/2019 Final action: 6/10/2019
Title: Economic Development Program - For the purpose of removing administration of the economic development program from the Planning and Zoning Department.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. CA-4-19 Economic Development Program First Reader.pdf, 2. CA-4-19 Staff Report and Fiscal Impact Note.pdf

Title

Economic Development Program - For the purpose of removing administration of the economic development program from the Planning and Zoning Department.

Body

CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Charter Amendment 4-19

 

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley

 

Referred to

Rules and City Government Committee

 

 

A CHARTER AMENDMENT Resolution concerning

 

Economic Development Program

 

FOR                     the purpose of removing administration of the economic development program from the Planning and Zoning Department.

 

BY                     repealing and reenacting the following portions of the City Charter:

Article VI,                      Section 7

 

 

SECTION I:  BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Charter of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

THE CHARTER

Article VI - OPERATIONS

 

Sec. 7. - Planning and zoning department.

 

                      (a)                      The planning and zoning department shall be administered by the planning and zoning director. The planning and zoning director shall be appointed on the basis of his knowledge and experience in the fields of comprehensive planning and of zoning regulations, of which at least three (3) years shall have been in an executive or supervisory position. The director shall have an advanced degree in planning.

 

(b)                      The planning and zoning department shall have the following powers and duties:

 

(1)                     To plan for the physical development, redevelopment, and growth of the city.

(2)                     To supervise the adoption or revision of a plan of general development.

(3)                     To prepare and administer a zoning map and zoning rules and regulations governing the use of land in the city.

(4)                     To regulate the occupancy and use of property.

(5)                     To administer programs of community development, economic development and housing rehabilitation.

(6)                      To regulate the building and rebuilding of structures and other improvements.

(7)                     To regulate the use of certain structures for housing.

(8)                     To enforce activities impacting upon the environment, urban forestry and critical areas.

(9)                     To enforce building and housing rules and regulations governing the improvement and use of land and structures in the city.

(10)                     To enforce rules and regulations governing the use of land in the city.

(11)                     To enforce rules and regulations governing environmental protection in the city.

(12)                     To enforce rules and regulations governing the licensing and operation of certain contractors doing business in the city.

(13)                     To exercise all other duties and powers delegable to a municipal planning staff under the laws of Maryland, except those planning powers as may be assigned to other departments by the city council.

 

 

SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that a notice of public hearing was published on the proposed charter amendment, at least 21 days in advance of the public hearing that was held on                                                                                                          .

 

SECTION III:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the date of adoption of this Resolution is _____, 20__, and the amendments of the Charter of the City of Annapolis, hereby enacted shall become effective on _____, 20__, unless a proper petition for referendum hereon shall be filed as permitted by law within 40 days of adoption, provided a complete and exact copy of this Resolution shall be continuously posted on the bulletin board in the City Hall until _____, 20__, and provided further that a copy of the title of this Resolution shall be published in "The Capital," a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Annapolis, or in any other newspaper of such general circulation, once in each of the weeks on, _____, 20__, _______, 20__, _____, 20__, and _____, 20__.

 

 

                     SECTION IV: AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Mayor is hereby specifically commanded to carry out the provisions of Section II hereof, and, as evidence of such compliance, the Mayor shall cause to be maintained appropriate certificates of publication of the newspaper or newspapers in which the title of the Resolution shall have been published and if a favorable referendum is held on the Charter change, shall declare the Charter change hereby enacted to be effective on _____, 20__, by affixing his signature hereto in the space provided on the effective date of change.

 

 

                     SECTION V:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that as soon as the Charter Amendment hereby enacted shall become effective, either as provided herein or following a referendum, the Mayor shall send to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services a copy of this Resolution showing the number of Aldermen and Alderwomen voting for and against it and a report on the votes cast for or against the amendment hereby enacted at any referendum thereon and the date of such referendum.

 

                     The above Charter Amendment was enacted by the foregoing Resolution which was passed at a  Meeting of the Annapolis City Council on _____, 20__; _____ voting in the affirmative, ____ voting in the negative, _____ abstaining and _____ absent and the said Resolution becomes effective in accordance with law on the __ day of _____ 20__.

 

 

EXPLANATION

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

[Strikethrough] indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.