Archive: March, 2013


Budget Hearing

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. The City’s budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year will be discussed at next Tuesday’s city council meeting in a public hearing. It will be voted on April 16. The fiscal year begins May 1. This is probably the most important annual task undertaken by your elected representatives. The budget is much more […]

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Backroom Deal Explained; Defer the Vote

City Council meeting Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. City Council is poised to vote on a major amendment to our Neighborhood Business (NB) District.  This ordinance is hastily drawn, poorly conceived, and clumsily presented. Worse, it is being pushed through ahead of our general revision of the zoning code. Only one major Carbondale property-owner will immediately […]

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Neighborhood Business District – Opportunity or Danger?

Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. Civic Center 3/11 – I’ve posted the pdf of the text of the proposed amendment to the Neighborhood Business District here. No city can thrive without strong, dynamic, and resilient neighborhoods. Government, through its laws and actions, can nurture or undermine the development of strong neighborhoods. Tonight […]

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Should we change our fire codes in downtown?

TIF District Issues Local Liquor Control Board Meets Tuesday March 5, 7:00PM TIF districts can spur development in areas that need major reinvestment. But they also bring risks. Any City Council that did not look at potential development plans with a sharp eye would do the future a grave disservice. Two items on the Consent […]

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