CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 4
Meeting Date: September 25, 2007
Subject/Title: Set the date of October 9, 2007, to hear an appeal filed by
Sal Rahmany of the Planning Commission’s effective denial of a conditional
use permit (CUP 07-18) to allow a check cashing and money transfer business
known as Quick Check Cashing Store, in an approximate 1,257 sq. ft. tenant
space located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, suite 6, within Lone Tree Center
Prepared by: John Strandberg, Community Development Technician
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Community Development Director
Set October 9, 2007, as the hearing date to consider the appeal filed by Sal
Rahmany in regard to the Planning Commission’s effective denial on the
proposed conditional use permit (CUP 07-18) to allow a check cashing and
money transfer business known as Quick Check Cashing Store, in an
approximate 1,257 sq. ft. tenant space located at 6660 Lone Tree Way, suite
6, within Lone Tree Center
• Planning Commission approval of MS 362-02 and DR 01-32 on February 5,
2002, for the 159,000 square foot Lone Tree Center retail shopping center.
• Planning Commission effectively denies the conditional use permit
application for a Quick Check Cashing Store on September 4, 2007, Resolution
No. 07-061 with a 2-2 vote.
At the Planning Commission meeting of September 4, 2007, a public hearing
was held regarding the applicant’s request for a conditional use permit for
a check cashing and money transfer business located at 6660 Lone Tree Way,
suite 6, within Lone Tree Center.
At the September 4, 2007, public hearing, public comment was heard and
discussion ensued by the Commissioners regarding concerns on the
appropriateness of a check cashing business at this location. Topics of
discussion were the proximity of this business to the shopping center and
neighborhoods, lack of a security plan, and impacts on surrounding
businesses. Concerns were also brought forth regarding the lack of an
applicant background check by the Police Department.
The public hearing was closed and after Commission discussion, the vote took
place. The application was effectively denied due to a tie vote with two
Commissioners voting to approve the project, two voting to deny the project,
and one commissioner not participating due to a conflict.
Sal Rahmany of Quick Check Cashing Stores filed an appeal of this denial on
September 5, 2007. A second letter was submitted on September 12, 2007,
setting forth the grounds for the appeal citing “…the security issue has
been resolved, Quick Check Cashing Stores Inc. is a financial institution,
the City has issued him a business license, and Planning Commission failed
to act on the application.”
As required by Section 17.880.003.C, Sal Rahmany has completed the required
application, submitted the required appeal fee, and provided a statement
setting forth the specific grounds for the appeal. It is a procedural
requirement that the City Council set the hearing. It is recommended that
the City Council set October 9, 2007 as the date for the hearing on the
The applicant paid the required $122.00 appeal fee.
1. Appeal application received from Sal Rahmany, dated “Received September
2. Letters from Sal Rahmany dated September 5, 2007 and September 12, 2007