Joint Statement on Ending CodeNEXT

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Leslie Pool
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Joint Statement on Ending CodeNEXT

Post by Leslie Pool » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Joint Statement from Mayor Pro Tem Tovo, and Council Members Alter, Houston, and Pool:

For more than a year we have joined the community in sounding the alarm that CodeNEXT was broken. Those efforts included our proposed plan for a more equitable, sustainable, accessible, vibrant, and community-driven process. (See media release from June 19:

We appreciate that our colleagues have joined us in recognizing that CodeNEXT is flawed and that the public has lost all confidence in the process. The community has been sending warning signals for a long time that the process is off track, culminating in a citizen-led referendum with more than 32,000 signatures to put this issue to a public vote.

We see this as a full stop and support departing from the flawed process that CodeNEXT has become. We look forward to the opportunity to adopt a new community-driven path.

We thank the community groups and individuals as well as our city board and commission members who put in thousands of volunteer hours throughout this process.

Additionally, we look forward to the community voting on any future land development code revision, and trust that regardless of where the City Council lands on this rewrite effort, the public will have their voices heard at City Hall.

Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo
Council Member Ora Houston, District 1
Council Member Leslie Pool, District 7
Council Member Alison Alter, District 10
Leslie Pool
Council Member, District 7