Has a local business owner gotten special treatment from the city zoning office and planning commission

You be the judge, watch this video of the latest Planning Commission meeting (Item # 16, FF 10:00)

Quadir has had his permit deferred for 3 months because he never showed up to the meetings, meantime he sold and repaired cars there since March without a permit. The Zoning office has allowed him to continue WITHOUT a permit. If you watch the video, Quadir pleads ignorance, even though he admits living here for 37 years.

What I don’t understand is why has the city allowed him to run his business without Planning Commission approval?¬†Finally Jeff Schmidt intervenes and says he has to STOP doing business until he gets his permit. But why has it taken so long for this intervention?

I guess I am wondering if this is unusual to allow someone to run a business without a permit for this amount of time? It is a question of fairness to other business owners.

1 comment so far ↓

#1 l3wis on 09.16.12 at 5:31 pm

Note: I deleted the comments because I feel this post should be about the city, not about Quadir. For some reason, Gawd only knows, the Planning Commission and Zoning office has allowed him to run his business w/o a permit. I want to know why. I think this has little to do with Quadir and more to do with city government.

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