Smooth Sailing or Slippery Slope: The Ethical Challenges of Creating a Business Friendly Environment in the Planning Office

APA California Chapter, Los Angeles Section


Saturday, November 16, 2013
10:30 a.m. - noon PST

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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In a down economy, some elected officials want business friendly customer service. What does that mean to planners with adopted plans and ordinances? How can planners meet the expectations for expedited everything while being attentive to their legal and moral obligations, including the AICP Code of Ethics? This session will help identify how planners can help lead the implantation of business friendly practices. Methods for making procedures more business friendly will be reviewed in the context of the AICP Code of Ethics. Several scenarios will be discussed and ideas for resolving potential conflicts in an ethical manner will be considered.

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Carol Barrett

Confirmed Speaker

Carol Barrett, FAICP, has 30 years of planning experience and is currently the Assistant Community Development Director, Transportation & Planning, for the City of Burbank. Mrs Barrett has been involved with APA Ethics policy since the 1980s, helped author the APA/AICP Statement of Ethical Principals in 1992, and was on ... Read More