CDRPC Local Government Webinar: Review Board Procedures: The Who, What & How to Achieve Development Success

A comprehensive overview for municipal review boards, staff, elected officials, and the general public outlining the roles, procedures, and most importantly, parameters of influence on typical development review applications. Keeping attendees awake and engaged, this session will utilize interactive tools to challenge one’s understanding of their role and reinforce best practices. We will work through […]

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CDRPC Local Government Workshop Webinar: Comprehensive Plans: Gaining a Competitive Advantage for Your Community

Many communities do not have a strong, practical and useful comprehensive plan. MRB Group’s SmarterlocalGov team works to strengthen municipal leaders and teams, and advocates planning practices as a community-building process. This session will discuss why a comprehensive plan is beneficial, what’s inside a good comprehensive plan, and how it can affect your community’s ability […]

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Government Operations and Public Meetings

CDRPC Webinar: Controversial Land Uses

Municipalities are constantly faced with new and emerging controversial land uses, and determining how to regulate these land uses is one of the most challenging issues for any planning agency to resolve. From rural eyesores to unwelcome city neighbors, this program examines recent caselaw dealing with these controversial uses, including things like methadone clinics, homeless […]

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Ethical Considerations in Planning and Zoning Decision-Making

Ethical issues arise more frequently in planning and zoning decision-making than many realize. This presentation will include discussion of ethical legal requirements, conflicts of interest, recusal, site inspections and other related issues. Presented by Mark Schachner, Esq., Miller, Mannix, Schachner and Hafner, LLC This session has been submitted for 1.5 CM (no Ethics CMs have […]

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Creative and Resilient Planning During COVID-19

This session will explore creative changes to ongoing municipal planning operations, existing policies, community engagement and the impact on capital and long range planning projects in addition to local economies as a result of COVID-19. Real-life experiences and lessons learned from Capital Region communities will be shared from a variety of perspectives including a municipal […]

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