Members meet on an as-needed basis. They are recommended by the Mayor and each Council district, and serve three-year terms.
The Board is hereby vested with power and authority, in appropriate cases subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards to make such exemptions to the terms of this Ordinance in harmony with its where general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or special rules therein contained for the purpose of rendering full justice and equity to the general public.
To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of their Ordinance or of any Ordinance adopted pursuant thereto.
To hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the Ordinance upon which the Board is required to pass under this Ordinance.
To authorize upon appeal in special cases, such variances from the terms of the Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, the literal enforcement of the provisions of the Ordinance result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of this Ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.