Draft of Sun Valley ‘Hillside
Ordinance’ to go before public
By GREGORY FOLEY
Express Staff Writer
Sun Valley Planning and Zoning
commissioners will take public comment next week on a new draft ordinance that
proposes to restrict development on steep hillsides.
At a special meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, July 15, at 9 a.m. in Sun Valley City Hall, the panel will present its
draft "Mountain Overlay Ordinance," also called the "Hillside Ordinance."
After the hearing, the six-member P&Z will
likely vote on whether to recommend the legislation to the Sun Valley City
Council for final consideration.
Mayor David Wilson last month personally
asked the P&Z to have the draft ordinance completed and forwarded to the City
Council before that panel’s next meeting on Thursday, July 17.
After the council reviews the proposed
ordinance, council members would be required to schedule their own public
hearing on the proposal before rendering a final decision. Once the council has
taken public comment on the proposal, it could vote on whether to adopt the
proposed amendments to the Sun Valley City Code.
The P&Z on Tuesday, July 8, was scheduled
to hold a final discussion on the draft Hillside Ordinance, which is essentially
aimed at regulating—not altogether banning—new development on the city’s
numerous hillside parcels.