2017 Local Ordinances

Temporary Halt to Downtown Development

Some commissioners felt that a moratorium on downtown development was necessary to provide time to tackle some public health concerns. You can read a good description of the issue here.

Voting yes on the moratorium: Hamby, Bell, Herod, Dickerson, Sims, Wright, Link, Girtz
Voting no: NeSmith, Bailey

Proposal made by: Link

Passed on February 7, 2017

Consultant Selection for Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The commission selected a consultant for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan with this vote.

Voting yes on the moratorium: Hamby, Bell, Dickerson, Sims, Link, Girtz, NeSmith, Bailey
Voting no: none
Absent: Herod, Wright

Proposal made by: Sims

Passed on March 7, 2017

TSPLOST Project List and Referendum

This vote approved the 2018 TSPLOST project list and a referendum, put to the people which passed in November of 2017.

Voting yes on the project list: Hamby, Bell, Dickerson, Sims, Link, Girtz, NeSmith, Bailey, Herod, Wright
Voting no: none
Absent: none

Passed on August 1, 2017

Mitchell Street Development

The Mitchell Street development was a contentious one because some felt it was massively over-scale to the surrounding buildings and contained no provisions for affordable housing. The commission allowed the development to go forward in a 7-3 vote.

Voting yes on re-zoning Mitchell Street: Hamby, Bell, Dickerson, Sims, NeSmith, Herod, Wright
Voting no:  Link, Girtz, Bailey
Absent: none

Passed on September 5, 2017