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Are Your Procedures Fair?

…was 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…

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Behind the Scenes Advocacy

…to 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…

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The Ghost Commissioner

…to 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…

Revisiting Ex Parte Contacts

Revisiting Ex Parte Contacts

…are 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…

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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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When Information Is In Question

…the 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…

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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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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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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 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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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,…