Shouldn’t the board president be a participant in a conference call determining the structure for a BZA hearing? Why are others making the decisions for the BZA and then expecting it to tag along submissively?
Juwi is not owed anything other than a hearing on its property value guarantee proposal. The findings of fact are clear. Instead of accepting them as non-negotiable, juwi made a very unconventional request by asking the board to re-open discussion on an issue it had voted on.
If others gave juwi and the leaseholders the impression the BZA had “agreed to hear” the request, then they are accountable for the misunderstanding. The BZA took the next step following the receipt of an unsolicited request and voted to reaffirm its decisions are firmly established and cannot be adjusted. I commend the three members for their resolve in upholding their rules and procedures “across the board,” and chastise those who attempted to assume control of the BZA.