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Planning Commission reverses position on Calvary Christian Center

UPDATE AFTER MEETING: The Planning Commisssion voted 5-1 to deny Calvary Christian Center a special-use permit. (Corrected from a previous version)

At this afternoon’s Planning Commission meeting, city staff will recommend denial of the special-use permit to Calvary Christian Center for a day school.

After a heated discussion between the applicant (Pastor Michael Hirsch) and City Council members over licensing at last week’s City Council meeting, city staff reviewed public records.

Below is the staff memo sent to planning commission with the recommendation and a recap of last week’s public hearing.

Calvary Christian Center-PC Addendum for August 31

The meeting is at 4 p.m. in council chambers of City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St.