You will take away from this course an overall approach to planning that will enable you to avoid problems rather than just "solve" them as you guide growth and development in your community.
You'll learn some practical and proven means to manage meetings, how to defuse unruly or disruptive attendees, and how best to manage large crowds. How to deal with the media on politically charged issues.
In the "Basic Zoning and Subdivision Regulations" seminar, you'll learn the legal basis in Alabama law for regulating the use of land and its subdivision.
When your city decides to create a planning commission, enabling legislation in Alabama states that your commission must prepare a master or comprehensive plan. Therefore, preparing and adopting a master plan is a mandatory requirement, not an option.
This workshop is designed for local officials, staff, and others who want a more thorough understanding of the powers, duties, and responsibilities of planning commissions and boards of adjustment.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide local officials and the citizens who serve on local planning commissions and boards of adjustment with a basic understanding of the constitutional and statutory framework for comprehensive and regulatory planning in Alabama.