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Are Your Procedures Fair?

…Editor’s note: In light of Kathy Trauger’s post today, we thought we’d reprise a column Greg Dale wrote for the Planning Commissioners Journal some years back. It’s still a timely piece — and offers…

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Behind the Scenes Advocacy

…Editor’s note: Having posted Ben Frost’s column earlier this week about planning commissioners lobbying each other, we thought we’d repost a column Greg Dale wrote for the Planning Commissioners Journal. It covers a different…

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Getting Even

…Planning commissions sometimes feel the urge to “get even” with a developer who has “burnt” them in the past. Greg Dale examines the ethical issues involved in getting even….

Revisiting Ex Parte Contacts

Revisiting Ex Parte Contacts

…Just about every planning commission at some time faces questions about ex parte contacts. Greg Dale explains why ex parte contacts can cause problems and how to avoid common pitfalls….