Monday, February 4, 2013

Term limits, more members for two Cincinnati boards

Cincinnati City Council on Jan. 31 made changes to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Historic Conservation Board (HCB), increasing the number of board members and instituting term limits.

The modifications to Article XXV, Sec. 11 of the Cincinnati Administrative Code increase the number of ZBA members from five to seven and adds to the tribunal one urban design professional and one attorney. It also increases the number of appointed alternates from four to six.

Modifications to Article II, Sec. 14 of the Cincinnati Administrative Code increase the number of HCB members from seven to nine, adding an economist or financial professional and an additional architect or urban design professional.

Future members selected by the City Manager will serve a three-year term, with an optional second three-year term. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms.

Appointments to the ZBA and HCB must be confirmed by City Council and must be residents of Cincinnati.

Previous reading on BC:
Kirby Road School recommended as local landmark, apartments proposed (1/16/13)
Statewide organization names Gamble House 'endangered' for third year in a row (8/20/12)
Back at square one, Anna Louise Inn gets first approval (6/27/12)
Board denies demolition of former Bay Horse Café building (6/12/12)
Zoning Board of Appeals rules demolition of 309 W Fifth Street okay (4/19/12)