Mayor Moonbeam and the Rainbow City Council today are considering exempting (UPDATE* HAVE EXEMPTED) the illegal Day Labor Center from city permits. According to a WW editorial here
The waiver is needed because plans for the center are “unable to meet zoning-related standards,” according to a memo dated April 30 from Bureau of Development Services Director Paul Scarlett.
…The council will also waive a city design-review process that usually takes two or three months, and rarely favors trailers (see “Mary’s Place,” WW, Nov. 7, 2007). The waivers are “temporary,” but that’s a flexible word. They won’t expire until 2013, at the end of VOZ’s lease with the PDC.
…Commissioner Randy Leonard, who oversees the Bureau of Development Services, sponsored the April 30 ordinance.. For example, the bureau waived hundreds of dollars in permit fees for VOZ.