Monday, November 30, 2009

Municipal Education Grants

Here are some topics and presenters that have done workshops funded with MEG (Municipal Education Funds). These funds are available until May 2010 from the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. For more information on the grant funds and application process, go to

DRB Review Process: How to Proceed with Challenging Applications,
Presenter: VLCT Municipal Assistance Center

The development review process is an often tricky affair. Discussed will be what tools are required for finding evidence, how to best conduct site visits, how and who to call when needing an expert, best methods for successful deliberations, administrative review, and the importance of clear application requirements.

Land Use Procedure Q & A,
Presenter: Steve Stitzel, Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C.

Renowned land use attorney Steve Stitzel will discuss common pitfalls in the review process, discuss the pros and cons of different procedural approaches (eg: public vs. private deliberations), and review current changes in the land use field (e.g: recent Jam Golf Supreme Court decision.

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