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It’s All Relative

…bias 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….

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Getting Even

…your 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…

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The Ethics of Bias

…that 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…

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No Strings Attached?

…all 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…

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Who Do You Work For?

…How 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…

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The Commissioner As Applicant

…lead 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…

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Caution: Conflicts of Interest

…perception 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,…

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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…

Independent and Informed

Independent and Informed

…do 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…

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Regional Approaches to Planning

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 a frequent speaker at planning and zoning…

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Ex-Parte Contacts

…and 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…