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Richards-Forest Appointed to City Board

June 8 2012 | blog

Candice Richards-Forest an associate attorney with Aaron, PLC has been appointed to the Board of Zoning Adjustments.  The Board of Zoning Adjustments is attached to the City Planning Commission of New Orleans.   With respect to the composition and functions of the  Board of Zoning Adjustments the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans provides as follows:


Composition. There shall be attached to the Commission a Board of Zoning Adjustments to consist of seven members who shall be domiciled in and electors of the City, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council for a term of five years, staggered so that the term of one or two members shall expire each year. Neither the Director nor any member of the Commission shall be a member of the Board. The Mayor may, by Executive Order approved by the Council in accordance with the procedures established in Section 9-201(2) of this Charter, reassign or attach the functions of the Board to another department or board within the Executive Branch.


Functions. The Board shall:


Hear and determine appeals from applicants who have been refused building permits because of a violation or conflict with the zoning ordinance or the official map of the City.


Hear and decide appeals where error is alleged in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance of the City.


Have the power to permit variations from the zoning regulations in classes of cases or situations and in accordance with the principles, conditions, and procedures specified in and subject to the limitations imposed by the zoning ordinances of the City.  

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