Rezoning based on Error, Nostalgia, & Onion Rings
CM Gary Schiff stated that the Porky's rezoning was based on staff error & "nostalgia and onion rings."
Detailed in a Star Tribune article, Schiff shared that "issue should have never come forward."
Why not? For every consideration of rezoning, the city uses the following statement for guidance to determine if a rezoning application should be considered:
"Whether the amendment is in the public interest and is not solely for the interest of a single property owner."
Both CM Ostrow and Mayor admitted that the appeal of this fast-food drive-thru is happy memories created from biking to Porky's years ago. As a letter to the editor in the Star Tribune stated, this kind of fascination with Porky's is bizarre: especially with all the other issues facing Minneapolis.
What is next? Upcoming posts will detail what Neighbors Against Porky's is hearing.
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