SBCC voted on the zoning of the Women's Care Center
Mayor Pete Buttigieg's veto of the zoning amendment for a property on Lincoln Way West at their meeting Monday evening.
The council previously voted in favor of a zoning amendment to allow the pro-life Women's Care Center to open on Lincolnway next to a proposed pro-choice Whole Woman's Health Alliance clinic.
Mayor Buttigieg vetoed the zoning amendment.
Because the ordinance is unchanged and the public discussion portion has passed, there will be no public input.
South Bend Common Council voted on the rezoning Monday evening.
#BREAKING No council members changed their votes today which means the veto stands.— Andrea Alvarez (@aalvareztv) May 15, 2018
Two-thirds majority was needed for an override of the veto.
The Mayor's veto stands.
In a statement, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said, "I recognize that this is an issue on which good people have come to disagree, sometimes passionately. Now that the veto has been allowed to stand, our community can begin to move forward—hopefully in a constructive direction.We remain open to working with Women’s Care Center on a compromise solution using a more suitable site in the area.”