Planning and Zoning - Rules of Decorum for Audience at Board of Adjustment Hearings
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Although the public hearing process is governed by certain rules, the Board of Adjustment strives to conduct hearings in a relaxed and informal manner. The procedure used by the Board during the public hearing is as follows: 1. The planner/zoning administrator presents a staff report including any recommendations. 2. The applicant/proponent of the proposal is given an opportunity to speak. 3. Audience members may enter testimony. 4. At the Board’s discretion, the applicant/proponent, zoning administrator, and/or audience members are given an opportunity to enter rebuttal testimony. 5. The Board may then close the public hearing, or continue the public hearing to another date.
Iowa State University, "Planning and Zoning - Rules of Decorum for Audience at Board of Adjustment Hearings" (2018). Extension and Outreach Publications. 411.
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