The Zoning Committee is a standing committee of the 19th Ward Community Association, approved at Delegates’ Council April 16, 1986. We are charged with looking after the long-term interests of our neighborhood, insisting on strict adherence to the standards of the Zoning Ordinance. Some of our considerations have been opposition to legalize signs of businesses not in keeping with the character of the neighborhood, opposition to installation of front-yard parking, opposition to a second-floor kitchen in a one-family house, and several other issues. The committee meets when an issue that impacts our neighborhood comes before the Planning Commission, or Zoning Board of Appeals, or other City department. A letter of support or a request for denial is sent to the City and is included in the packet of information the board considers in their deliberations.