Jack Bookwalter, who chairs the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association’s land use committee, said his group is okay with the response by the city to publish the complete BWNA testimony. The city’s action came following BWNA’s accusation that the city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability had altered the testimony for public records.
“BPS has restored all comments from all sources and placed them on-line … (and) … produced a hard copy book for public distribution that lists all the comments, including BWNA’s,” Bookwalter said.
Bookwalter noted that February’s monthly Mixed Use Zoning meeting, moderated by senior planner Barry Manning, included Manning’s urging the Planning Advisory Committee to refer to an online or hard copy version of the restored comments. “We appreciate the City’s efforts to restore the full text of all comments,” Bookwalter added.
Bookwalter said BWNA believes committee members should have access to all comments.
“Selecting comments out of context can potentially lead to misunderstanding and misinterpretation,” Bookwalter explained, “We will continue to monitor the mixed-use zone project and look forward to further participation in the public planning process.”