Permit Process

City Officials' Intentional Misconduct - Mount Pleasant, MI Zoning

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

News & Misinformation

Rife with logical fallacy Randi Shaffer's report in the The Morning Sun appears contrived, as if the author and the expert were teamed and hired as spin doctors.

Mt. Pleasant delves deeper into zoning ordinance changes at public hearing

By Randi Shaffer, The Morning Sun Posted: 01/24/14, 4:04 PM EST

... Piggott said, the city planning commission and zoning board have been following a process for non-conforming properties in the study area.

Developers can request approval for re-development, which the city often approves in return for bringing the property into greater compliance.

“It’s like improving the property,” Piggott said.

For doing so, developers are often granted one or two additional occupancies.

This is permitted based on city ordinance language, ... more

They have done a good job misleading the reader to accept:

This is permitted based on city ordinance language

while also stating:

The process ... is not explicitly listed in the city’s formal procedures

... there’s nothing in the zoning ordinance ...

felony misconduct more invasive higher cost

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

News & Misinformation

Rife with logical fallacy Randi Shaffer's report in the The Morning Sun appears contrived, as if the author and the expert were teamed and hired as spin doctors.

Mt. Pleasant delves deeper into zoning ordinance changes at public hearing

By Randi Shaffer, The Morning Sun Posted: 01/24/14, 4:04 PM EST

... Piggott said, the city planning commission and zoning board have been following a process for non-conforming properties in the study area.

Developers can request approval for re-development, which the city often approves in return for bringing the property into greater compliance.

“It’s like improving the property,” Piggott said.

For doing so, developers are often granted one or two additional occupancies.

This is permitted based on city ordinance language, ... more

They have done a good job misleading the reader to accept:

This is permitted based on city ordinance language

while also stating:

The process ... is not explicitly listed in the city’s formal procedures

... there’s nothing in the zoning ordinance ...

felony misconduct more invasive higher cost