Due to due a flood of development appeals related to cannabis stores, Calgary is speeding up the appeals process to deal with the backlog.
According to a city release, the city’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) has received 105 cannabis related appeals since July of this year. By comparison, the board received 119 appeals of any type in 2017.
To deal with that backlog, the city is accelerating hearing dates and rescheduling appeals.
“We want business owners and the community to have their appeals heard in a timely manner,” said Jeremy Fraser, manager of Quasi-Judicial Boards with the city “Adding more meeting dates will help us to do this.”