Authors: Senator Patricia Miller, Senator Brent Waltz
Co-authors: Senator James Merritt, Senator R Michael Young, Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Michael Delph, Senator Greg Taylor
Sponsors: Representative Cindy Kirchhofer
Co-Sponsors: Representative Randall Frye, Representative Justin Moed, Representative Cherrish Pryor
Provides that a proposal to rezone property (by changing the zoning maps) shall be certified to the Marion County city-county council by the metropolitan development commission regardless of whether the proposal receives a favorable recommendation, an unfavorable recommendation, or no recommendation from the metropolitan development commission. Specifies that the provisions concerning approval of rezoning by the city-county council apply regardless of whether there is a favorable recommendation, an unfavorable recommendation, or no recommendation from the metropolitan development commission. (Under current law, the provisions concerning approval by the city-county council of rezoning proposals apply only if the proposal receives a favorable recommendation.) Specifies that the legislative body member in whose district the parcel of real property under consideration is located may submit a request to the president of the legislative body that the proposal be considered. Allows a member of the Indianapolis-Marion County city-county council in whose district the parcel of real property under consideration is located to appeal any decision of a board of zoning appeals approving, denying, or otherwise concerning a use variance (other than a decision affecting real property within the boundaries of an excluded city). Requires the metropolitan development commission to give strong consideration to the first continuance of an appeals hearing that is filed by a member of the city-county council.