City Council is debating reworking city policy on home-based businesses.

Questions about the policy arose last year when a violin teacher applied for a special land use permit, or SLUP, to teach lessons at her house. It took about six months to get approval, prompting some council members to ask to streamline the application process.

“Our code is somewhat restrictive in many people’s opinions,” Community Development Director Michael Tuller told council members on Jan. 9.

The Dunwoody Planning Commission recommended that future SLUP applicants come to the Planning Commission, rather than the Community Council.