Getting the Most Out of Staff Reports

PAS QuickNotes 30

By Susan Swift, AICP



This edition of PAS QuickNotes provides a primer on the role of staff reports in the development review process.


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Date Published
Feb. 1, 2011
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American Planning Association

About the Author

Susan Swift, AICP
Susan Swift, AICP joined Maser Consulting in 2019 as Geographic Discipline Leader for Planning Services in Tampa. She has both public and private sector experience in Florida, Maryland and Virginia. Prior to joining Maser, she served as Executive Director of the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance (SMTA). As a consultant, Ms. Swift has served as an expert witness and planner on behalf of agencies such as the Florida Department of Transportation and Tampa Bay Water, on numerous roadway projects, pipelines, port and airport expansions and the Tampa trolley system. Ms. Swift was the Planning, Zoning and Permitting Director for the cities of Tampa, Leesburg VA and Rockville MD. She is known for her innovative approach to land development codes and improvements to the development review process, as well as her expertise with redevelopment and comprehensive plans.