Planning Commissions

You probably didn't end up on your community's planning commission because of your lack of opinions. Now that you are performing this service to the community, how do you balance your past political inclinations and maintain a fair process?
Mar 14, 2014   PlannersWeb
The San Diego Planning Commission has rubber stamped a massive Zaha Hadid-designed private home. The dramatic architecture has had locals forming "anti-Zaha coalitions."
Nov 8, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
The City of Los Angeles Planning Commission has reintroduced sweeping reform of the zoning codes in an effort to streamline planning processes. "This marks the first overhaul of codes since their last revision in 1946," said City Planner Alan Bell.
Aug 19, 2010   Architects Newspaper
Dave Stauffer was a planning commissioner in Red Lodge, Montana before taking a job as a city planner. Wayne Senville talks to Dave about making the switch.
Apr 21, 2010   Planning Commissioners Journal
Elaine Cogan gives these tips for talking about planning issues with senior citizens and getting the most out of them throughout the planning process.
Oct 1, 2009   Planning Commissioners Journal
Due to economic hardship, the Worcester County, Maryland is proposing to consolidate 3 departments into 1, cutting 11 jobs out of 65, just as new codes are coming online. Environmentalists are concerned.
Aug 6, 2009   Center for Public Integrity
A kids treehouse in Highland, Arkansas is facing the local Planning and Zoning Commission, who may order its destruction. Is a treehouse a 'structure'?
Mar 14, 2009   Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Pasadena Planning Commission has again rejected famed architect Richard Meier's plans for an Episcopal church in the city center. Commissioners believe the plan does not fit with Pasadena's historic character.
Jan 26, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
<p>"Mixed-use"? "transit-oriented development"? Development in Farmington, Utah hits a wall while the planning commission debates definitions.</p>
Jun 2, 2008   The Salt Lake Tribune
<p>A new zoning requirement passed by the New York City Planning Commission will require all new developments to plant trees along the street.</p>
Mar 28, 2008   The New York Times