All appointed board and commission members (existing and new), local government staff and elected officials should attend this training.
This is a solid introduction to the basics of what planning and zoning are.
You will learn:
what the roles in the local government planning and zoning processes are (citizens, applicants, planning commission/planning commissioners, planning and zoning staff, and elected officials)
what state laws are applicable to the work Planners and Zoners do
what the job is and how to do the job
how to interpret and use the city/county comprehensive plan to make land use decisions
why the plan is the anchor of those decisions
how to use the local ordinance and the plan to make the decisions
how to plan for the future: demographic and land use trends as well as population projections and asset-based planning.