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Being Effective

Not surprisingly, many of our articles and postings have focused on how planning commissioners can be more effective.

Available to Order & Download: Elaine Cogan’s Now That You’re On Board: How to Survive & Thrive as a Planning Commissioner (52 page booklet)

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Illustration by Marc Hughes for PlannersWeb

Holding Effective Public Meetings

What are the most important things a planning commission or planning staff can do in order to hold an effective public meeting or hearing? Results from our survey.

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Planning Commission “Dynamics”

We asked our survey respondents a series of short “yes” / “no” questions on questions relating to what we’d call planning commission “dynamics.”