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Senate Bill 0004


Senate Bill 0004

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 4 (Updated April 26, 2013 11:07 am - DI 87)


Historic preservation. Provides the exclusive method for removing the designation of a historic district. Provides that a petition requesting the removal of a designation of a historic district may be filed with the legislative body of the unit by the owners of: (1) a building, structure, or site designated as a single site historic district; or (2) in the case of a historic district with two or more parcels, at least 60% of the owners of the real property of the historic district. Requires the legislative body to submit the petition to the historic preservation commission (commission) of the unit. Requires the commission to conduct a public hearing on the petition not later than 60 days after receiving the petition. Requires the commission to make findings and a recommendation to grant or deny the petition not later than 10 days after the public hearing. Requires the legislative body of the unit to grant or deny the petition not later than 45 days after receiving the petition from the commission. Requires the legislative body of the unit, before granting or denying a petition requesting the removal of a historic district designation, to take public comment and receive evidence in support of or in opposition to the petition. Provides that the legislative body may adopt an ordinance granting a petition by: (1) a majority vote, if the recommendation of the commission is to grant the petition; or (2) a two-thirds vote, if the recommendation of the commission is to deny the petition. Provides that if the legislative body does not act upon the petition within the 45 day period, the petition is considered granted or denied in accordance with the recommendation of the commission. Provides that if a petition is granted, the legislative body must adopt an ordinance to remove the designation of the historic district and record the ordinance with the county recorder. Provides that the designation of the historic district is considered removed on the date the ordinance is recorded with the county recorder.
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