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Are Your Procedures Fair?

originally published in the Planning Commissioners Journal’s May/June 1992 issue. 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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Behind the Scenes Advocacy

put the public interest before your personal political agenda. 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…

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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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The Ghost Commissioner

…have written procedures for dealing with it. This article was originally published in the Planning Commissioners Journal (September/October 1992). C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati affiliate office…

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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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Revisiting Ex Parte Contacts

…likely to create suspicion in the minds of the average citizen. 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 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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When Information Is In Question

…city engineer’s position on the adequacy of the stormwater facilities? What response does the applicant’s engineer have? … End of excerpt C. Gregory Dale, FAICP, is a founding Principal with McBride Dale Clarion, the Cincinnati…

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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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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…