Video for Planning Boards
Dear Management Doctor:
Do you know where I could find a 20 minute video on how to conduct an ideal Planning Board meeting? If not, could you or your readers provide 10-12 key points on what makes an ideal Planning Board meeting? I have worked with our Planning Board to put together a Policy & Procedures document, but sometimes they need to hear (or see) comments from other than staff. Thanks for your help.
Marilyn J. Ryba, AICP Senior Planner
I don't know of a video, but hopefully one of our readers will. I
suggest you call APA on this. There are quite a few good books on
Planning Commissions, again try APA. I like "The Job of the Planning
Commissions" APA Press. Also, "Commissioner's Little Handbook" - call
The Management Doctor
Lori Heithoff and others at the New York State Dept. of State have
prepared training videos covering the various functions/responsibilities
of planning boards in New York State. You might call her at 518-473-3355
to find out if she has a video covering meetings in general.
I am responding on behalf of Jack Lesch, Director of Development Services, City of Merced, California. Regarding a training video for conducting a Planning Commission meeting, we use a video entitled, "Meeting Management, A Mock Commission Hearing" which we obtained from the American Planning Association several years ago. I hope this information is of some assistance.