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Councilors: Put brakes on granting variances


November 22, 2016

City councilors told the Planning Commission they would prefer that the commission and city ordinance stop allowing variances to land use regulations, specifically concerning manufactured homes, and discussed ways to clean up the interior and exterior of rental properties in Sweet Home during a joint meeting held Nov. 15.

Planning consultants John Morgan and Carol Lewis, a retired Sweet Home city planner, outlined the Planning Commission’s efforts to update the city’s Economic Opportunity Analysis and perform a code audit.

The topics of variances and rental housing arose from discuss...

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