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Keep PSA Amendments only twice each year

Letter to the Editor
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dear Editor:

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a motion called LDC-18-01. This motion would allow Preferred Scenario Amendments (PSA) to be requested at any time of the year.

Currently these amendments can only be requested twice a year.

A Preferred Scenario Amendment is a change to our current master plan.

This plan represents an investment of thousands of hours of work by staff and by community members.

This plan represents an investment of tens of thousands of dollars – probably more than $100,000, maybe even more than $200,000.

Why allow the plan to be changed at any time?

The current rule that these amendments can only be requested twice a year serves the community well.

Neighbors who would be affected by changes to the master plan can rely on the current schedule to protect them and to give the neighbors predictability about changes occurring near them.

Please contact the Planning and Zoning Commission and ask them to vote this motion down.

You can leave a message at 512-393-8230, which is the number of the city planning department.

You can also send an email to these staff members:

Or you can attend the meeting and voice your concerns, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 630 E. Hopkins, across from the public library.

On another topic, all residents of San Marcos are invited to meet the city council candidates on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland.

Bring your questions for the candidates and ask your questions in a friendly, civil atmosphere.


Camille Phillips

San Marcos

San Marcos Record

(512) 392-2458
P.O. Box 1109, San Marcos, TX 78666