Policy Analysis

The grant project will include stakeholder focus groups to evaluate existing policies and permit processes to create a user-friendly flowchart and identify other possible improvements.

Land Use Focus Groups (April 2012)

Are you a land use development professional with project experience working with our Department of Community Development? We're seeking permit applicants, contractors, architects, engineers and others to provide feedback on what barriers and benefits exist for opting to incorporate environmental protection features into project design and construction. Stakeholder focus groups will meet for facilitated roundtable discussions this Spring.

A work group will then use the feedback to help create tools to help applicants more easily navigate the permitting process, and make suggestions to change polices, regulations and the permit review process to support more use of low impact development and other sustainable development practices. See the recent ad from the Leader newspaper and the recruitment letter. To get involved contact us at by email.