Citizen Review Report
- A Citizen Review Report must be submitted along with all rezoning or special use applications to include, at a minimum:
- Copies of notices sent to property owners;
- Copies of all information provided to the public;
- Sign up sheets from public meetings;
- Responses, concerns and questions raised by the public during the notification process;
- Applicant response to concerns raised by the public.
(NOTE: meetings are required only if requested but are recommended even if not requested. Face to face contact minimizes misunderstandings.)
- Minimum required Citizen Notification:
- All property owners located within the application site.
- Category D Rural areas: all property owners who own property within 1500 feet of the subject property.
- Category A, B, or C Growth areas: all property owners who own property within 1000 feet of the subject property.
- All applicable homeowners’ and community associations.
- Notification to include:
- Description and location of the project with a drawing of the site, and a written description of the project and how off-site impacts will be addressed.
- How verbal and written comments can be submitted.
- When and where any public meeting(s) are scheduled.
NOTE: A pre-application meeting with the Planning Department staff is required to go over the Citizen Review Report requirements.
Why is Effective Citizen Review Important?
- Effective Citizen Review gives the applicants the opportunity:
- To explain their proposal early in the process helping to stem rumors and mis-information;
- To try to mitigate any real or perceived impacts the proposal may have on the neighborhood or community.
- Effective Citizen Review gives the neighbors and other concerned parties the opportunity:
- To learn about applications that may affect them; and
- To work with applicants to resolve concerns at an early stage of the process.
- Effective Citizen Review promotes ongoing communication between the applicant, interested citizens and property owners, County staff, elected and appointed officials throughout the application review process.
- The Citizen Review Process may not produce complete consensus on all applications, but it demonstrates the applicant’s desire to be good neighbors.
Obtaining a Special Use Permit THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT CAN HELP OBTAIN THE PROPERTY OWNERS’ ADDRESSES FROM THE MOST RECENT TAX ASSESSOR RECORDS.
- Effective Public Input can go a long way in addressing the concerns of nearby property owners.
- A mis-informed or uninformed public can defeat a project.
Commission meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m., Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Bisbee, 1415 Melody Lane, Building G.
Submittal Deadline: 45 days before the Commission Meeting.