Hey all -
I'm looking for examples of City codes that allow staff to review and approve minor variances. In our City, as I'm sure in many others, all variance requests must be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission and City Council. This includes 2 foot encroachments into our standard 30-foot front setback. From a staff perspective, it's not only a pain, but it also ticks off homeowners. We're looking for a way to give staff approval to those variances that won't impact the subject property or surrounding properties. We want to write some flexibility into the code that will pass muster with the attorneys. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!