Community Issues - Special Laws

Bill 17-15, AS Overlay Districts

Sponsor: Kach

This Bill is included here, since it was, technically, a "Special Law" to apply to a specific property. However, its purpose was to undo the illegal change made in Bill 2-14, not to grant a new additional right. In spite of heavy lobbying by neighbors especially impacted by this matter, and the long-standing practice of "Councilmanic Courtesy" when a Bill impacts a single District, the Council voted down this Bill 3-4 along party lines. It was clear that there was heavy-handed lobbying behind the scenes by one lawyer who holds too much sway over certain Council members.

One Council member's response to my request to him to support Kach's fix in Bill 17-15 was that it "will most likely be decided in the courts" (in other words, the Council should not intervene in a legal battle). But, see Bill 42-14 above in which they did intervene in another case in my legal battle (with that member voting "Yes"). Also, see Bill 48-11 above.

Introduced March 2, 2015; defeated April 6 (Marks and Crandell voted "yes")

Political contributions from Bill Kidd Volvo:

  • 19 May 2015, $1,000 to Cathy Bevins

Political contributions from Bill Kidd's lawyer:

  • 9 March 2015, $500 to Crandell
  • 28 May 2015, $1,500 to Jones
  • 4 Aug and 10 Aug 2015 $1,500 to Almond
  • 18 Aug 2015 $1000 to Marks
  • (data for Quirk missing)
  • (no contributions to Kach)

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Updated 21 Mar 2017 by MAP