By Robert Haugh
Thanks to Santa Clara neighborhood leader Howard Myers, Mission City residents will have more time to weigh in about our City’s zoning code and possible changes.
On Monday, June 13, 2022, Myers posted this message on Facebook directed at his Councilman Suds Jain:
Suds, I just received an email today (June 13) at 10:41AM regarding a very detailed survey about re-zoning. Then I see we have between now and June 13th 2022 to review it and comment.
How does that work? This is the first time I have seen it and it just shows up on the city’s FB page today also. Again with the same time constraint.
This is a very detailed zoning code with 382 pages. We need longer than a couple of hours to review it.
Sudhanshu Jain, as our council member can you please find out what is happening with this? Is it really closing today?
The City had posted the following notice on Facebook two days prior. But that was on Saturday and Sunday. Wow.
It looks like City staff was trying to hide this info from the public.
But after Myers got involved, the deadline for feedback has been extended to June 20, 2022. That’s not much time for a detailed and complicated plan. But it’s better than a few days.
Kudos to Howard Myers.