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Late Nights with the Commission

…waiting to speak, they must come back another time only to possibly wait again? End of excerpt … article continues with some suggestions from Ric Stephens on dealing with the problem of overly long meetings….

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Our Contributing Writers

…Dale — Laurence Gerckens Beth Humstone — Ed McMahon — Della Rucker — The Segedys — Kennedy Smith — Ric Stephens — Hannah Twaddell Voices from Planning Commissioners Over the years, many other individuals have…

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Frequency & Duration of Planning Commission Meetings

…development standards.” “Planning a bay front corridor that runs through multiple township jurisdictions.” Editor’s Note: For some reflections on meeting length, see Ric Stephens‘ “Late Nights With the Commission.” Our Next Post: Planning Commission Dynamics…

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Different Perspectives

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. If your community makes audio and/or video recordings, it is…

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What It Means When We Say…

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. Better communication will occur if we can also more accurately…

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The Importance of Cookies

…are the cookies?” Where are the small pleasures that make the urban environment a more exciting and enriching place? They are not to be found in the description of residential density or the ordinance on…

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Planning Commission Physics

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. We create models of the world to understand how things…