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It’s All Relative

a decision-maker is that they undermine the fundamental fairness of the process. End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He…

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Getting Even

ethical obligations when you participate in the review of this proposed zone change? End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates….

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Who Do You Work For?

should you respond to the Mayor? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout…

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No Strings Attached?

of the scenarios described above is “yes.” End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout…

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The Commissioner As Applicant

the public to believe that the process is unfairly biased. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has…

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The Ethics of Bias

principle does, in fact, raise serious ethical questions. End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects…

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Regional Approaches to Planning

…supported by a mix of technical and citizen committees and by staff. 3. Specialized Functional Agencies. There are many regional agencies that have functional responsibilities related to specific aspects of regional planning and development. Most…

Independent and Informed

Independent and Informed

to prepare for a meeting, and what should they avoid? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has…

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Making Your Opinion Known

or did you have the right to express your views? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has…

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Ex-Parte Contacts

integrity. … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office of Clarion Associates. He has managed planning projects throughout the country, and is also…

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Caution: Conflicts of Interest

that a planning board member is acting in a way to advance his own interests in private property development. End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the…