A Special Called Meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:30 am in the MBPZ conference room, Terminal Station | 200 Cherry Street, Suite 300 to discuss a proposed fee increase.
RE: Statement regarding Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of special use permit for medical office performing abortions The Planning & Zoning Commission is aware that many people feel that abortion is morally or politically wrong, and the Commission respects those feelings. However, abortion performed in a timely and appropriate manner is not just a lawful medical procedure; it is a constitutionally protected activity. No local government in this country, or state, has the power to completely ban abortion throughout its jurisdiction, and the power to create obstacles to this procedure when lawfully performed is also strictly limited. This was decided over 40 years ago by the United States Supreme Court in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade. The type of medical procedure offered by medical offices and facilities has never been a zoning issue in Macon-Bibb County any more than the type legal services offered by a law office. Under our zoning code, a medical office or facility that performs abortions is treated the same as any other medical office or facility; it receives the same permit, and any permitted medical office or facility in Macon-Bibb County could choose to perform abortions tomorrow without getting a new zoning permit. …
A public hearing will be held Friday, June 8th at 9 am in the MBPZ Conference Room [Terminal Station | 200 Cherry St., Suite 300 | map] to receive input regarding the Short Term Work Program and Capital Improvement Element.
The offices of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission are relocating to the third floor of the Terminal Station.