May 14, 2018
The Austin Zoning and Platting Commission has voted 7-4 to recommend that the city of Austin terminate the contentious CodeNEXT land-use upgrade plan, effective immediately. The recommendation comes weeks before the city council is scheduled to deliberate the plan, on which $8.5 million and five years has been spent.
The zoning and platting commission was created to advise the city council and to take action on land-use issues for areas that don’t operate under a neighborhood plan. The commission’s suggestion is for the city to digitize the existing code, identify up to 10 problems, then direct the city manager to address those issues.
“I don’t see what kind of recommendation I could have made. [CodeNEXT] is bad, and I don’t know how to dress it up to make it palatable,” commission chairwoman Jolene Kiolbassa told Community Impact.
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