Indiana Senate Bill 174, introduced by Senator Patricia Miller on January 8, addresses the appeal of use variances by city-county councillor. See below for the digest of the introduced bill and click here for additional information.
Appeal of use variances by city-county councillor. Allows a member of the Indianapolis-Marion county city-county council to appeal any decision of a board of zoning appeals approving a variance of use from the terms of the zoning ordinance (other than a decision affecting real property within the boundaries of an excluded city). Requires the metropolitan development commission to give strong consideration to the first continuance of an appeals hearing that is filed by a member of the city-county council.