Nearly 700 homes in Venice could qualify for a break in property taxes if a bill gets passed by the city council. At their Tuesday meeting, the council discussed drafting an ordinance that would provide tax relief to owners of historical structures. The homes in question include everything in the historica John Nolen Plan, which was added to the National Register for Historic Places in 2009. 104 other structures in the city are on the national register. Since the historic preservation department remains without a director, the Venice Planning Commission is tasked with writing the ordinance. The commission is expected to vote May 3 to send the draft to City Council for review.