Plan BIG and save MONEY

APA New Jersey Chapter


Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Atl, NJ, United States

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How can Planning save tax dollars?  More specifically, how can County Planning save money and make County government run more efficiently, and effectively?  This session will answer those question and explore other benefits that Planners can bring to your County.  Most County Planning Departments produce a Master Plan and official map-but they can do so much more. 


Planning is an important and valuable tool for governments at all levels.  Often a little time spend on Planning will end up saving a lot of time, effort, and money later.  Planning is all about the “Big Picture” and all the small steps required to make the “Big Picture” a reality.  County Planning Department-work toward sharing services, reducing redundancy, winning grant money, and leveraging private investment.  They can add value to work done by other County departments by helping them identify strengths and weaknesses, and realizing their long-term goals by breaking them down into achievable short-term objectives.  Finally, County Planners can help municipalities by sharing expertise or assisting them when they do not have sufficient technical staff.


This presentation will demonstrate several examples where a relatively small effort by a County Planning Department resulted in a project with either significant savings to the county, or with a tremendous amount of added value.  One such example is in Monmouth County, where Planners assisted municipalities with improving their status in the FEMA Community Rating System, thus reducing the flood insurance premiums paid by residents and business owners.  That program is so successful that other counties are now looking to do the same thing.  Examples like this abound-and will be demonstrated for you by County Planners.



Kamal Saleh, AICP

Kamal Saleh is the Supervisor of Planning with the Union County Planning Office since 2004 where he manages land use and economic development. He has over 27 years of experience in planning having been employed in a range of planning levels including private planning, municipal planning, county and state/regional ... Read More

Kenneth Aloisio, AICP


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