BOA FAQ's - Hearing Dates


Why does it take so long until my hearing date?
The City Code and the Board’s rules require certain formalities, such as notifying City Council and Registered Neighborhood Organizations, as well as a Public Notice posted on the property for a period of ten days prior to the hearing date. The Board, which is made up of citizens, conducts hearings once a week on Tuesdays from 9 to noon; this limits the number of cases heard to approximately 10 to 12. During particularly busy times of the year 5 or more cases can be filed per day. Due to the notification requirements and the limited weekly docket, delays in scheduling are inevitable (typically 6-8 weeks).

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Why does the Board only hear cases on a Tuesday (a workday for me) and only from 9 am to Noon (an inconvenient time for me)?
The Board members are 5 citizens, appointed by the Mayor, who take time away from their professions and families to conduct the appeals hearings. Therefore, the available time is limited to every Tuesday morning from 9am to Noon.

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