City Halts Permits For Extra Bedrooms

What was it Gandhi said? First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you and then you win. In fairness to the City, there wasn’t any ridicule, but something that could have been done four months ago finally got handled. .

After reaching a flashpoint in May and June, University neighbors organized quickly and lobbied extensively for a moratorium on room cut ups and overcrowding in their neighborhood. City attorney Greg Priamos insisted we couldn’t legally get a moratorium. Fortunately he reversed his position and on Tuesday, November 5th, the City Council unanimously adopted a temporary moratorium.

The community has forty five days to determine whether to extend the moratorium for a year to study options for the most effective solutions.

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