[StBernard] St. Bernard Parish Council to discuss apartment complex restrictions, fire protection fee during meeting today
Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Sep 16 08:47:17 EDT 2009
I hope to hell they've run this by the lawyers first. If something like
this is enacted, is it legal, i.e., has this been
done before elsewhere? If so, was it challenged legally and did it stand?
St. Bernard Parish Council to discuss apartment complex
protection fee during meeting today
by The Times-Picayune
Tuesday September 15, 2009, 11:55 AM
The St. Bernard Parish Council meets today and items on the lengthy
include discussions of calling for special elections for a
protection fee and giving parish voters the opportunity to vote
''no'' on some future apartment complexes.
The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the council's chambers on West Judge
Drive in Chalmette.
The council has considered a ballot referendum that would require
developer of multifamily housing to seek voter approval to build
apartment complexes in the parish.
An early draft of the ordinance called for a special election to
the chance to approve new parish regulations that would require
approval for apartment complexes greater than 12 units.
But council members recently talked about making the regulations
restrictive, and asking voters if they want to enact legislation
voter approval for complexes of six or more units.
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