Planning Commissioner Training Part 1: The Regulation of the Use of Land - A Primer for Planning Commissioners
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT
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1. Significance of land use regulation, i.e., its consequences for both property owners and the public. Also, how comprehensive plans relate to land use decisions.
2. The basic scheme for subdivision and zoning regulations, and reference to legal nonconformance and vested development rights.
3. The decision-making process for a body engaged in a "quasi-judicial" proceeding.
• Due process requirements set by state and federal law, and the local government’s own regulations, that protect private property rights.
• Due process requirements set by state and federal law, and the local government’s own regulations, that protect the public's interest.
• Legal standard of "reasonableness" that the planning commission and governing body must meet. Includes understanding, applying, and weighing the “Golden factors”.
• Best practices for conducting the public hearing and creating the record of the planning commission and the governing body
4. Other Issues
• Staff report/recommendation: How much weight should be given?
• Public input: How much weight should be given?
• Respective roles of the planning commission and governing body.
Bonnie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org