Excerpt from the Capital Gazette:

Near the end of the long meeting, which pushed past 10:30 p.m., the Planning Commission had a lengthy conversation on what to do with the legislation before it.

The discussion was over proposed code changes governing the Historic District, which would modify how the city handles demolition by neglect, maintenance enforcement and many other topics. The city’s Historic Preservation Committee, is the main public body that deals with historic properties, focusing on preservation.

Thursday’s meeting was almost a full house with more than a dozen residents cramming their thoughts into the three minute speaking limit during public comments.

The commission moved to return the bill to the City Council for amendments focusing on legal definitions, regulation of art, clarification of appeals, enforcement, demolition by neglect and other subjects.



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