The RIP Is A Re-Zoning Of Your Property

The city has claimed that the Residential Infill Project isn’t actually “re-zoning” neighborhoods, because they will still call it a “single family house” zone and they are merely proposing an “overlay”.

This is patently false.  When duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes are allowed, the neighborhood is no longer a single family house neighborhood.  It has be re-zoned.

Look at the state tax assessor’s rules for whether a property has been re-zoned.  The tax assessor’s office uses these rules when determining whether to re-assess a property’s value for property taxes.

(f) “Rezoned” means on or after July 1, 1995, the governmental body that regulates zoning:

(A) Made any change in the zone designation, including but not limited to an overlay, plan district, or floating zone designation, of the property;

(B) Made a change in one or more of the permitted primary types of use of the property; or

(C) Made a change in:

(i) The number of dwelling units, other than accessory dwelling units, allowed per acre, or other legal limitation on the number of dwelling units, other than accessory dwelling units, in a given area;

(ii) The allowed floor area ratio; or (iii) The allowed site coverage ratio.

RIP changes the number of dwelling units.  It is a re-zoning of your neighborhood.

Did the city tell you that your property is being re-zoned?  Did the city give you a chance to vote on it?

If you have an view about this, tell the city.  Don’t stay silent.  Make your voice heard.  Click the “Stop RIP” button in the sidebar, enter your name, and send the Mayor and City Council an email telling them you oppose RIP.  Please add your own words for maximum effectiveness.