The hearing is tonight — Wednesday night. The city documents on the hearing can be found here.
Essentially at issue is whether the city should allow construction on slopes more than 15% in grade (which is pretty steep), “cut” — i.e. digging — up to 36 feet and “fill” — i.e. building up the land — up to 26 feet. While not unprecedented, they are outside the usual building rules.
City staff is recommending approval of the variances. You’ll see the various rationales — safety, to meet the requirements for an F1 track, etc.
We’ll update after the hearing is over.
In the meantime, feel free to peruse the documents. See anything of interest?