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Public Hearings Resource Guide – part 9

9. Have Visible Information

With laptop computers and screens or monitors readily available, there's little reason why maps, photos, charts, and other exhibits shouldn't be visible to all attending the hearing. There can be nothing as frustrating for a member of the public than not being able to see what an applicant is showing members of the planning commission.

Some communities also require applicants for larger projects to provide 3D models -- either actual, physical models or computer simulations.


Online Resources:

  • In both O'Fallon, Illinois, and Mesa County, Colorado, review criteria, along with staff recommendations, are clearly visible to those attending the planning commission meeting. First two photos below from Mesa County; third photo from O'Fallon.
Large monitors display information at Mesa County, Colorado, Planning Commission meeting.
Large monitors display information at Mesa County, Colorado, Planning Commission meeting. Photo above and immediately below.

Application criteria displayed on monitor at planning commission meeting

Application information is displayed for all to see at O'Fallon, Illinois, Planning Commission meeting.
Application information is displayed for all to see at O'Fallon, Illinois, Planning Commission meeting.

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