Planning Ethics

APA California, Central Section


Saturday, August 25, 2012
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT

Fresno, CA, United States

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The Planners’ Sierra Retreat is a three-day summer event hosted by the Central Section since 1991. It is a mixture of professional development and networking that is family-friendly. Professional development is typically held 9:00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday; topics have ranged from environmental, citizen participation, the changing nature of planning as well as topical subjects such as high speed rail. The Ethics Session agenda 1.0 Welcome and Introductions (0900-0910, Raffi Kachadourian, Central Section Director) 2.0 APA Ethical Principles and the AICP Code of Ethics (0910-0940, Dave Fey, AICP) 2.1 History 2.2 Development of the COE over time 2.2.1 Practical changes to the COE 2.2.2 Ethical influences on the COE 2.3 How the COE guides and develops professionalism 2.4 Compare/contrast ethics of allied professions (architecture, engineering, politicians, developers, citizens 2.5 Local/State requirements: AB 1260 Conflict of Interest Code 3.0 Applying the Code in Practice (0940-1010, Bruce O’Neal) 3.1 Day-to-day Ethics and the Public 3.1.1 Administering the Code and Plan across the counter 3.1.2 Working with committees, commissions, boards and Councils 3.1.3 Before the point of no return, or a resounding, awkward silence: Bringing ethics to the table after the reports been written 3.2 Ethics Event Horizon 3.2.1 Before and beyond the point of no return: what to do when trouble’s afoot 4.0 Public v. Private Planning (1010-1100, Dirk Poeschel, AICP) 4.1 Significant differences and substantive similarities 5.0 Putting the AICP Code of Ethics to Work (1100-1130)(Karl Schoettler) 5.1 Group discussion and conclusion

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Dirk Poeschel

Confirmed Speaker

Dirk Poeschel, AICP is the principal planner and real estate broker of the land planning real estate consulting firm, Dirk Poeschel Land Development Services, Inc. His firm specializes in offering comprehensive planning and land use and real estate consulting services for land use and real estate consulting services for projects ... Read More

David E. Fey

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EXPERIENCE David Fey, AICP, is currently the Deputy City Planner for the City of Clovis Planning and Development Services Department. Since beginning his career in planning in 1986, Mr. Fey has worked in a variety of local agency land use activities including annexation, plan implementation, environmental assessment and mitigation and ... Read More

Bruce O'Neal

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Bruce O’Neal, Principal, Land Use Associates EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Geography, Fresno State University Master of City and Regional Planning, Fresno State University ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Member, Planners Emeritus Network, American Planning Association Charter Member, Association of Environmental Professionals Charter Member, American Institute of Certified Planners (expired) Member ... Read More

Karl Schoettler

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Karl Schoettler, Partner, Collins and Schoettler Mr. Schoettler joined Collins and Schoettler in 1991. He came to the firm after working as a planner for the City of Atascadero, in the central California coast region. At Collins and Schoettler he has prepared numerous planning documents, including General Plans and elements ... Read More