HB2078, sponsored by Representative Nate Bell (R-Mena), proposes to abolish the Capitol Zoning District Commission, a critical tool for protecting the areas around the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion. For five decades, the CZDC has protected the unique character of these neighborhoods by acting as a special planning and historic preservation commission. This bill would shift protection to the Office of the Secretary of State and the City of Little Rock. While originally filled as a bill to restrict the power of the CZDC in specific ways, the bill was amended on April 4 to abolish the commission as of July 1, 2013. HB2078 will be heard by the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs, which meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Please review this bill and contact your representative and members of the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs and tell them to vote NO on HB2078.
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The Quapaw Quarter Association's mission is to promote the preservation of Little Rock's architectural heritage through advocacy, marketing and education.
Incorporated in 1968, the QQA grew out of an effort to identify and protect significant historic structures in Little Rock during the urban renewal projects of the early 1960s. Throughout its existence, the QQA has been a driving force behind historic preservation in Greater Little Rock.