SPECIAL USE PERMITS

***SUP APPLICATION CASES ARE QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS, AND ARE NOT A ZONE CHANGE REQUEST***

IN A QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING AS OPPOSED TO A LEGISLATIVE HEARING (REZONING), ALL TESTIMONY MUST BE SWORN AND IN PERSON BEFORE THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS.  COMMENTS CALLED IN AND LETTERS OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS (SUCH AS PETITIONS) CANNOT BE ENTERED INTO THE RECORD.  HAVING FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY ALLOWS FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION OF ALL WITNESSES BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE.  TESTIMONY OFFERED ON THE CASE SHOULD BE FROM DIRECT PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND FOCUSED ON THE ORDINANCE-SPECIFIED CONSIDERATIONS OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS.  THE APPLICANT MUST SHOW THAT THE PROJECT MEETS CERTAIN STANDARDS.  THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS MUST BASE ITS DECISION ON FACTUAL TESTIMONY, NOT GENERAL PUBLIC OPINION. 


SAMPLE COVER LETTER AND NOTICE TO APPLICANT AND INTERESTED PERSONS


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