If there were one thing that would most improve the effectiveness of your community’ planning commission, what would that be?
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We hear back from our survey respondents with ideas on how to strengthen the relationship between the planning commission and governing body.
We asked professional planners what skills they’ve found most important in serving as a staff planner or planning director. A summary of what they told us.
We asked respondents who have served as planning commissioners what they’ve found to be the most important skills in serving on a planning commission.
What got you interested in serving on your planning commission? Here’s what we heard back in response to our survey question.
How well does your planning commission reflect the diversity / demographics of your community? Results from our questionnaire.
How long do planning commissioners usually serve? Who selects them? How difficult is it to recruit new commission members? Some answers from our survey.
An introduction to our August survey about the role and responsibilities of planning commissioners and staff; what it takes to run an effective public meeting; and more.
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Message to cities and towns: You can’t get back your past, as much as you might want it. It just doesn’t work.
Seven out of ten college graduates have over $29,000 in student loan debt. Nearly one in ten adults age 65 and above live below the poverty level. Keeping above water is a growing concern for both young and old.
Almost all of our communities face major infrastructure projects, whether a new highway, sewer treatment plant, or, in the case of Glenwood Springs, a new bridge. A look at how the process worked in this small Colorado city.
Can we shift instead to a model of facilitating growth, enabling opportunities, without trying to artificially force them to happen?