Oversight delays park discussion - Metro US

Oversight delays park discussion

Plans to discuss the rezoning of Lansdowne Park at today’s planning and environment committee have been tabled until Sept. 14 in order to give community groups and residents extra time to examine the report, said committee chair Coun. Peter Hume.

The rezoning was originally one of the items on the agenda, but due to an administrative error, the city missed the statutory notice obligations, to the outrage of some residents.

If the hearing on the rezoning had gone ahead, “the objectivity and honesty of city hall (would be) called into question,” said resident Enid Parry.

“We’re required under our official plan to give notice and to provide the report to individuals at least 10 calendar days before the meeting,” Hume said. “Community groups didn’t have it in time.”

The meeting will offer a high-level overview of the proposed rezoning, but there will be no debate, motions, delegations or formal consideration of the report.

The rezoning would implement the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, including the stadium, urban park and mixed-use area that were approved in June.

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