The change in the zoning code passed last night really is unenforceable and the three Council members voting for it knew that. The passage of the zoning code change seeks to limit what living arrangements can occur in a neighborhood zoned "residential A".
The measure was pushed by former school board member and neighborhood activist Debbie Cavallario who worked everyone on the Council very hard (except for me, since it was known I wasn't voting for it). Rather than incur the wrath of Mrs Cavallario in future elections, the majority voted for a measure that while offensive to some, really won't change anything.
I felt bad for the nice young man who is the neighbor and a city employee. He was caught in the media coverage of his neighbor's crusade, even though Mrs. Cavallario said she didn't want Mr. Hartman prosecuted and that he is not a troublesome neighbor.
So just what was this matter all about ?
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