I have a Variance application I'm taking forward. The legal contact for our Board of Adjustment meetings has gotten involed, a little too involed IMHO. Legal Staff has questioned my integrity as well as 4 other Staff's integrity and taken the "side" of the applicant that Staff has shown time and time again to be dishonest with their plans and application.
The applicant gave a city prosecutor a false document resembling a permit and had the case against them dismissed. They have plans drawn up that do not reflect the amount of space on site. Legal has harassed Staff, implied there was something underhanded going on, and has most recently told the applicant they didn't need the varaince. Legal has also taken in upon themselves to help the applicant, argue/yell with/at Staff in front of the applicant at a site visit, and then told Staff "I know the Code better than you do and that's not a requirement".
* I needed to add, when Staff pulled up to the house for the site visit Legal walked otu of the house with the applicant.
Isn't there anything that can be done? I think a line has been crossed, hell, you can't even see the line now... I just don't understand how a legal staff member can take it upon themselves and in how many ways it needs to be proven that Staff is corret before legal believes Staff, backs us up, and spots getting overly involved.