WHEREAS, the Zoning Administrator is authorized to administer and enforce the Zoning Ordinance; and


            WHEREAS, in recent years the General Assembly has amended the Virginia Code to enable localities, through their zoning administrators, boards of zoning appeals, and other officers to exercise additional powers and to provide for additional and alternative procedures to administer and enforce their zoning ordinances; and


WHEREAS, it is desired to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance to implement the powers and procedures enabled by the Virginia Code and to make other related changes to the Zoning Ordinance’s regulations pertaining to the administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance; and


WHEREAS, it also is desired to amend the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance to further clarify and to reorganize several provisions related to its administration and enforcement. 


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT for purposes of public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices, the Planning Commission hereby adopts a resolution of intent to amend sections 3.1, 31, 34.3, 36 and 37 of the Albemarle County Zoning Ordinance, and any other regulations of the Zoning Ordinance deemed appropriate to achieve the purposes described herein; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the zoning text amendment proposed by this resolution of intent, and make its recommendation to the Board of Supervisors, at the earliest possible date.


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