So, when i was at City Council last night for the Major Special Use Permit hearing on the McDonald's parking lot expansiion, we asked, on behalf of Northgate Park NA, Colonial Village NA, Duke Park NA, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association & duke Park Preservation Initiative, for a 60 day delay to allow these groups to review the site plan, which some of us had gotten less than 2 weeks earlier, and others not until last night, and come up with constructive dialog about any changes that we might like to see.
City Attorney Patrick Baker described the granting of such a delay in this kind of quasi-judicial hearing as "unprecedented."
If that's the case, what exactly was it that Council did back in December when they granted a 60 day delay in the Broad Street Cafe Special Use Permit hearing? Or was that, like the Supreme Court said in Bush v Gore, not to be taken as a precedent?
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