Columbus South Side Area Commission

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Key Details

Meeting Place

Parsons Branch
1113 Parsons Ave. 43206

* unless otherwise noted

Meeting Time
6:30pm to 8pm
Fourth Tuesday of each month

Zoning Committee
2nd Saturday, 9:00 am
(no meeting in December)

Neighborhood Liaison
Katherine Cull

Neighborhood Pride Center
South Side Neighborhood Pride Center
280 Reeb Avenue Columbus, OH 43207

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Zoning Applications

Site Hearing – Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9:00 am –

Details available here

**Zoning Information/Help**

Our Mission

The purpose of this Commission is to afford additional voluntary citizen participation in decision making in an advisory capacity to the City Administration and City Council as provided by C.C. Section 3109.01 and to facilitate communication, understanding and cooperation among citizens, neighborhood groups, city officials, city staff and other stakeholders by performing those functions and duties set forth in C.C. Section 3109.14. The Commission shall not endorse any candidate for Public office.


Mapping of Districts to Civic Association & Block Watch Links is available here


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves to prepare the agenda for the Commission’s monthly meeting. The Committee may also schedule any special meetings and agendas as needed. The Committee meets monthly on the Saturday prior to the CSSAC regularly meeting.

The 2023 Chairperson of the SouthSide Area Commission: Jim Griffin

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee conducts all public relations activities, including but not limited to establishing media contacts, advertising the existence of the Commission, coordinating news and press releases, newsletters, and correspondence. The Committee aids in the development of the community identity and shall promote the active cooperation and participation of all segments of the Commission Area, including residents, organizations, associations, businesses and institutions.

The 2023 Chairperson of the Public Relations Committee is: Rachel Robinson

Zoning, Building and Housing

The Zoning, Building and Housing Committee reviews copies of applications for rezoning, special permits, variances, demolitions, Zoning appeals. The Zoning Committee meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the site(s) of the pending zoning application, or at the direction of the Zoning Chair. For more detailed information on the Zoning, Building and Housing Committee please see CSSAC by-laws pages 10B and pages 23 and 24, Addendum B, CSSAC Zoning Policy.

The 2023 Chairpersons of the Zoning, Building and Housing Committee are: Kathy Green and Carly Maggio.

See Zoning Applications above for meeting details.

Public Services and Planning

The Public Services and Planning Committee serves to review the adequacy and operation of all public services, including but not limited to utilities, safety, infrastructure, health, parks and emergency response, provided by the City and other public agencies to the Commission Area, and recommends priorities and improvements. The Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday.

The 2023 Chairperson of the Public Services Committee is: Justin Soltesz


The Education Committee reviews existing pertinent area plans and make recommendations for comprehensive education development of the Commission area. The Committee shall examine local legislation, school plans and issues affecting the Commission area and develop means for citizen participation in education decisions, which affect the Commission area. The Committee will also regularly receive, review, and make recommendations at the Commission meetings on all education issues pertaining to the Commission area. Please see page 13E of the CSSAC By-laws located on this website for more detailed information.

The 2023 Chairperson of the Education Committee is: Claudia Marshall


The Election Committee shall conduct elections pursuant to the commission’s election rules and shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties as specified in the rules.

The 2023 Chairperson of the Election Committee is: Justin Soltesz.

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