Zoning Board of Adjustment

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of each month except in November and December.  Meetings are not held when there are no applications for relief. 
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Municipal Building
    3800 University Boulevard
    West University Place, TX 77005

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The next ZBA meeting will be held on October 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm.  
 

Members

Sandy Hellums-Gomez, Chair
Steven Segal
Bruce Beneke
Edward Nikonowicz 
Janet Parisi             

 



    Donald Yurewicz, Alternate A
     
    David Kuykendall, Alternate B 
    Sergio Amelio, Alternate C
    Sylvette Bobb, Alternate D 
Overview
The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is provided for under the City Charter and Chapter 211 of the Local Government Code. The ZBA is responsible for granting variances and special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance. The ZBA is composed of West U residents, who are appointed by City Council to serve for 2-year terms.

The board is a quasi-judicial body that does not make policy. City Council makes policy. The ZBA hears requests for variances and special exceptions, as well as, assists in interpreting the Zoning Ordinance when requests are made by persons who disagree with the Administrative Official's interpretations.

The board must abide by the mandates of the state law and the ordinances of the City of West University Place, which both grant and place limits on its powers. Even in cases where a decision of the board is reviewed by a state district court, mistakes of law are the issue that is reviewed. Evidence is not reheard.