Is it common to approve EVERY variance applied for? Since passing a sign ordinance in the mid 1990ís every variance applied for has flew through. (Except for one commissioner who is questioning why we passed the ordinance if we never follow it)
It is the same way with zoning variances; setbacks, lot coverage etc. I have never seen a variance applied for that wasnít approved.
I think this stems from the BZAP and Planning Commission being made up of people that are either on there so they have something to do one night every two weeks and not having a professional planner on staff. No one wants to make anyone else mad and they donít understand why the standards were put in place to begin with.