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Unanimously rejected by city hall's Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, city staff has taken the late-hours overlay up to the City Plan Commission anyway.


ZOAC (Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee) is a committee of indviduals appointed by Dallas City Councilmembers. ZOAC is the first official body to review the city's proposed ordinance.


On May 18, ZOAC unanimously rejected the late-hours overlay.

However, Dallas city staff has taken the proposal up to the City Plan Commission. The Plan Commission is a 15-person body that makes final zoning recommendations to Dallas City Council.

On August 10, the Plan Commission will hold its second workshop meeting on the late-hours overlay.  Originally, city staff stated that the public would not be able to speak. After registering our concerns about staff bias, on August 4, the chair of the Plan Commission notified Stop the Curfew that public comments will be accepted at its August 10 meeting. Public feedback will be limited to a total of 30 minutes for both supporters and opponents. We anticipate a turnout of overlay supporters.  


If you cannot join us, please use this link to register your opposition of the overlay with members of the Plan Commission and key staff.


        Dallas City Plan Commission Workshop
        Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
        1 p.m. Late-hours Overlay briefing followed by 30 minutes for public feedback
        1500 Marilla, 6th Floor Council Chambers

        Agenda | Map

        Allow time to park and go through security    
 

This "streamlined tool" will allow a few neighbors the means to shutter businesses between midnight and 6 a.m.

  • The first business district in the city's sights is Uptown. 
  • Any late night/early morning business would be vulnerable.


Here is the proposed ordinance amendment


None of the alternatives or feedback provided by businesses has been included in staff reports to policymakers. The proposal works to justify the overlay as a "tool" for Uptown and other parts of Dallas based on a dissimilar Lower Greenville overlay that was developed with business support.