The InterNeighborhood Council added a dig at public authorities before adopting a resolution on local historic districts. To wit:
"The Planning Department needs to be as timely and responsive to the requests of ordinary citizens as they are to developers. ... "
Tom Miller, who represents the Watts Hospital-Hillandale neighborhood, suggested the additional clause.
The comment was added to the "Whereases" prefacing a "Therefore" to the effect INC "urges City and County officials" to give the Planning Department what it needs to expedite property owners' petitions for creating local historic districts.
INC's resolution came abut because two neighborhoods, Golden Belt and Cleveland Holloway, submitted petitions in 2010 and are still waiting for Planning to do something about them. They presented their problem at the February INC meeting.
"If a developer had filed a petition to rezone this piece of property that constitutes the Cleveland-Holloway neighborhood or Golden Belt neighborhood two years ago, the rezoning would be over by now," Miller said in February. "Is the Planning Department a service agency for the developer class or is it one for everyone?"