What it Says, What it Means: Ordinance Interpretation
Friday, October 19, 2018
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CDT
CM | 1.50
L | 1.50
Panelists will use real life examples of how ordinances can contradict practice and common sense, and how planners should recognize the situations when they can use discretion in interpreting ordinance language, and when they cannot--or should not, and how to avoid those situations with good, clear drafting.
1. How to identify situations when practice doesn't meet policy, or vice versa.
2. How to minimize the entity's risk when asked to vary from a policy or deciding to apply the policy differently than as written.
3. How to draft and update ordinances to avoid those conflicts.
Barbara Holly, firstname.lastname@example.org