Everybody has an opportunity to comment on developments (type II-IV) around the City. Each comment received during the comment period is reviewed and addressed in either a staff report or at a public hearing. Your comments matter.
In order to make the most effective comments, familiarize yourself with the application. Talk to the planner who is responsible for reviewing the application and feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help.
Next, it is important to understand the approval criteria that is used to decide if the development is approved or not. Comments which address the code criteria provide a fair and objective basis by which to review applications. If you think that a proposed development does not meet a particular approval criteria, please cite the standard(s) in writing during the public comment period. This provides you, the applicant and the City a basis upon which to respond to your concerns prior to issuing a decision.
If you believe an application meets all of the criteria, feel free to state that too. We look forward to hearing from you!