Bill Summary for S 255 (2015-2016)

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Mar 11 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 255 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 11, 2015
AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DURHAM TO ALLOW THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE CITY COUNCIL TO GIVE NOTICE OF AND HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON APPLICATIONS FOR INITIAL ZONING OF PROPERTY SUBJECT TO A VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PETITION PRIOR TO THE PASSAGE OF AN ANNEXATION ORDINANCE.
Intro. by McKissick, Woodard.

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Amends Section 89 of the Charter of the City of Durham, as previously amended, to provide that once the Planning Commission receives a voluntary annexation petition, it is authorized and empowered to give notice of and hold public hearings to review and take comments to the city council on applications for the initial city zoning of the property subject to the voluntary annexation petition prior to the passage of an annexation ordinance. Provides that the city council is authorized to give notice of public hearings required for the initial zoning of property subject to a voluntary annexation petition prior to the passage of an annexation ordinance. Provides that the city council can only hold the initial zoning public hearings and vote on the initial zoning of such property subject to a voluntary annexation petition after the passage of an annexation ordinance. 

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