: Planning & Zoning Workshop

  • 10/10/2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

: The Introduction to Planning and Zoning for Local Officials workshop is a three-hour session designed to introduce the basic principles of land use planning and development management to elected officials, planning and zoning officials, and board of adjustment members without formal training in the subjects. Elected officials and citizen-led boards and commissions make up the backbone of the local planning and zoning process. Unfortunately, the issues surrounding land use, and the tools and techniques available to address them, are becoming increasingly complex. At the same time developers, landowners, and residents are increasingly likely to litigate over unfavorable decisions. The Introduction to Planning and Zoning workshop is designed as a - basic training -  for local elected and appointed officials on the land use issues facing them today. Using case scenarios in a highly-interactive format, it will provide participants with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the planning commission, the board of adjustment, and the elected council and board of supervisors. It also will highlight legal issues frequently faced by local officials such as variances, special uses, nonconforming uses, spot zoning, hearing procedures, and conflicts of interest. The workshop is intended primarily for local officials new to planning and zoning issues, though it also will serve as a refresher for veteran members. Certification Credits The workshop has been pre-approved by the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association and the Iowa League of Cities for credits toward certification.

: Krista Lukins

: Ida County Extension Office

: 209 1/2 Moorehead Avenue
Ida Grove IA 51445

: 20.00

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