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File #: 21-0537    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/16/2021 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 4/21/2021 Final action: 4/21/2021
Title: Concur with staff's recommendations regarding allocation of speaker time at PZC public hearings for the ICN case beginning April 21, 2021 as set forth in this memo.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Concur with staff's recommendations regarding allocation of speaker time at PZC public hearings for the ICN case beginning April 21, 2021 as set forth in this memo.
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Allison Laff, AICP, Deputy Director and Pat Lord, Senior Assistant City Attorney

ENTITLEMENTS REQUESTED:
N/A

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
PZC discussion of this item is scheduled for 4/21/21.

BACKGROUND:
Per Section 6 (Public Comment and Testimony) of the PZC bylaws, members of the public who are interested in the subject matter of the Petition ("Interested Persons") shall be allocated time to speak with regard to the Petition and to present testimony of witnesses and other evidence relevant to the case.

At the start of the period for public comments, testimony and general questions, the Chairman may advise the public:
a) Any individual providing public comment and testimony must be acknowledged by the Chairman and shall speak from the podium. The Speaker shall state the city, county and state (if other than Illinois) in which he or she resides, and briefly describe the nature of his or her interest in the Petition;
b) Speakers shall avoid repetitive comments, testimony and questions; and
c) Individuals speaking on the same issue should coordinate testimony to the extent possible in order to promote an efficient hearing, including selection of a representative to speak on behalf of a group where appropriate.

DISCUSSION:
ICN Public Testimony to Date
The public hearing before PZC for the Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN) was opened on January 20, 2021* and then resumed on February 17, March 3, and April 8, 2021. The ICN hearing will next resume on April 21, 2021.
*Note: testimony from public speakers was not taken at this meeting.

During the three PZC hearings at which public speakers were called on the ICN case:
* 71 speakers were heard.
* On ...

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