Conduct A Policy Workshop:
The issues surrounding CUPs are relatively straight forward. The model ordinance language developed for CUPs by CiviclinQ consultants has only a small handful of points that need to be customized by the legislative body.
(Note: These are explained more within the model ordinance word document. See shaded gray boxes.) Also, don’t forget, when all of the proposed policy changes have been made, your community is welcome to send a copy of your draft ordinance to CiviclinQ for additional review and recommendations! Sometimes it never hurts to have an extra set of eyes!
- Participate in the public meeting / public hearing discussions with your municipality’s designated body(ies).
- Generally a municipality’s Planning Commission will hold a public meeting/hearing in order to make a recommendation on the proposed policy to the municipality’s legislative body.
- The legislative body will then hold a public hearing to consider the adoption of the draft ordinance.
- If the legislative body does not adopt the ordinance in their initial meeting, incorporate their recommended changes into a draft ordinance, and schedule a follow-up adoption meeting/hearing.
- If the legislative body does adopt the ordinance, move to the Lesson 4.1.