10-3-4404: DUTIES:
Unless otherwise specified herein, the duties of the design review commission shall be as follows:
   A.   Exercise the authority set forth in this article and as otherwise provided in this code;
   B.   In carrying out its duties pursuant to this code:
      1.   Review and authorize the overall conceptual design of proposed single-family residences in the Central Area of the city, recognizing that some minor design details will change when construction drawings are prepared and during field construction;
      2.   Balance the desire for efficient application processing with the desire to ensure high quality architectural and landscape designs;
      3.   Assist applicants in achieving their design objectives, recognize individual homeowner interests and allow for a diversity of designs, while ensuring overall compatibility to the neighborhood; and
      4.   Focus greater attention to overall design themes and less to ornamental design features, hardware, balcony railings, and other secondary features;
   C.   Develop educational material that aid project applicants in achieving high quality design standards and provide guidance to applicants and homeowners;
   D.   Recommend and amend policies as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of this article;
   E.   Participate in, promote, and conduct public informational and educational programs pertaining to single-family urban design;
   F.   Develop a program to celebrate exemplary single-family residences; and
   G.   Perform any other functions that may be designated by resolution or motion of the city council. (Ord. 15-O-2673, eff. 3-6-2015)