LOVELAND, OHIO - Controversy is surrounding appointments to a critical City of Loveland Committee. Council member Paul Elliott raised questions at the June 22 City Council meeting about the appointment of nonresidents to a committee that will make recommendations on changing the Zoning Code.
The Committee make up was announced recently by a City issued press release which named the committee members, Elliott raised concerns that two of the committee members did not live within the city limits. Although Elliott did not mention names, it is the appointment of John Hill and Georgia Porter who both live in Miami Township, who many in Loveland are finding especially troubling .
The other committee members are, Loveland residents Judy Leever, Al Kressler, Joe Ciramitaro, Norman Neal, Councilmember Rob Weisgerber, and Carolyn Zahner.
Zahner, while a member of the City Tree and Environment Committee, had been an advocate of commercial development in neighborhoods.
Another appointment to the committee was Loveland resident David Camele who recently resigned.
Much of the consternation however, stems from individuals appointed to this committee who were involved in efforts to change the zoning code that would have allowed commercial development within existing residential neighborhoods and their support of efforts by City Hall to block Loveland residents right to vote on the matter. (continued)
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