This article offers suggestions for planners and public officials to help them audit development review processes with an eye toward improving predictability, emphasizing open and continuous communication, and, ultimately, adding value to their communities.
About the Author
Michael Blue, FAICP
Michael is a Principal Consultant at Teska Associates in Evanston, IL. Work includes preparing comprehensive and strategic plans, zoning regulations, conducting staff and organizational development, and a performing development approval audits. Previously worked as Community Development Director for Highland Park, IL and Deputy CD Director for Mount Prospect, IL. Work in those communities included long range planning, current planning, and support of Council and Commission activities. Active in national and state leadership of APA, Michael currently is chair of ILAPA Commissioner Training Committee and serves on APA's Planning Officials Committee and the AICP Membership Committee.