In the Zoning, or: Someone Dipped Their Dallas City Council in My Ethics Reform.
|Carol Reed said to Schutze last month, there's no need for lobbyist registration: Because, look, "anybody knows that when I come down [to Dallas City Hall], I'm getting paid."|
As for the zoning requirement, City Attorney Tom Perkins has drafted an amendment to the Dallas City Code that changes how cases are yay'ed or nay'ed around the City Hall horseshoe. As in:
7.13. Motions to Approve Zoning Cases.I think Schutze is planning to attend morning's meeting. But that may just be for the briefing involving "alley closure service requests." Why? That's his business.
(a) A main motion to approve or deny a zoning case must be seconded three times, with each second made by a different city council member. By seconding the motion, the city council member represents that he or she has reviewed the facts of the zoning case and has developed an opinion on the appropriateness of the zoning.
(b) For purposes of this subsection, "zoning case" means an item listed on a city council public hearing agenda for an application to change the zoning on a specific property, including authorization of any hearing to determine proper zoning, straight zoning, zoning-related deed restrictions, specific use permits, planned development districts, historic districts, conservation districts, neighborhood stabilization overlays, and similar zoning applications.