The 2017 Planning Officials Forum will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.
General Registration - $125
Student Registration - $20
This year's forum will feature expanded programming and a special track for Planning Commissioners, though Commissioners may attend any of the Forum sessions.
Read the full Forum Program (soon to follow).
Keynote Speaker Ed Everett kicks off the event with his shared passion to help cities and communities understand and implement successful community building and civic engagement strategies. Ed uses his 37 successful years in local government, including 24 years as a city manager, to share his research and practice toward shifting our mindset from the old customer service model into a more sophisticated community engagement model - treating residents as Citizens instead of Customers.
Below is a Sneak Preview Of Some Sessions Under Development
Guiding Infill Development
What Planning Commissioners Need to Know
This will be a behind-the-scenes, in-depth discussion of what it takes to bring an infill project to public hearing from the Planning Director’s perspective and Developer’s perspective. This Q&A session will shed light on the inherent challenges of infill sites.
Local Control - Do City’s have teeth anymore?
ADU, cellular towers, signage content. This session would explore the oft-overlooked area of police powers granted to local municipalities and recent case law or legislative changes that restrict local control.
Application Processing 101 - What Goes On In the Room Where It Happens
How project applications are generally processed, mandated timeframes and how much staff work goes into a project prior to Planning Commission.
Replicating Success in Santa Ana –
How can you replicate the success of Santa Ana to improve biking and walking?
A panel representing agency and advocacy staff will highlight the key role of training community members and stakeholder collaboration
Road Map to Corner Office
So You Want to be a Planning Director
Is Planning Director your career goal? Not sure what the best way is to get there? Move around to move up, or promote from within?
Other Sessions are also Under Development