The public hearing and vote on the first reading were originally scheduled for Jan. 16. A work session open to the public is instead scheduled for Jan. 19. According to a news release, the work session will provide information on the following:
- Neighborhood Districts
- Addition of existing Neighborhood Regulating Plans
- Single-family reservation buffers
- Flag sign regulations
- Affordable housing
- Neighborhood character studies
"This additional work session will allow our team to focus on outstanding topics and to provide options and recommendations to council as they move forward with a decision on Code SMTX,” City Manager Bert Lumbreras said in the release.
The first public hearing on Code SMTX in December drew a crowd that urged council to think about removing Neighborhood Districts, a controversial suite of residential zoning districts that are intended for infill or redevelopment in areas that have a mix of residential and commercial properties.
The work session will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the City Hall conference room at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos.