2017 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

Photo of LLUPAZ brochure2017 Topics, January – May 2017

Ethics and Open Government Laws for Planning Body Members Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Members of plan commissions, zoning boards of appeal or other planning bodies are subject to Wisconsin’s ethics and open government laws regardless of whether the member is appointed or elected. It is vital that planning body members and their support personnel be familiar with these laws to help preserve the integrity of their decision-making processes, as well as avoid any adverse effects of violating the law. Presented by Philip Freeburg, JD, Local Government Law Educator, UWEX Local Government Center.

Insights on Recent Changes to Wisconsin Land Use Law Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Over the past several years various legislative changes have altered the practice of Wisconsin land use law. these include new legislation governing the use of local government moratoria, time of sale restrictions, shoreland zoning, historic preservation, the regulation of nonconforming structures, vested rights and many other aspects of local land use regulation. This program will present the perspective of the Wisconsin Realtors Association, a statewide organization that has been influential in the development of these new laws. Presented by Tom Larson, JD, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Cooperative Boundary Agreements Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Boundary Agreements can provide a constructive, planned and deliberative alternative to issues surrounding municipal expansion and boundaries. They can help avoid the controversies and conflicts often associated with annexation, land use, municipal utilities and services, and other issues of municipal expansion. Learn about the types of boundary agreements available in Wisconsin, including tips and potential pitfalls when creating boundary agreements. Presented by Christoper Hughes, JD, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, and Mark Roffers, AICP, MDRoffers Consulting LLC.

Case Law and Legislative Update Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Planning law is constantly changing. This program highlights and reviews recent court decisions and legislation affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin. Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning, UW-Madison/Extension.

Business Improvement Districts and Main Streets Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon Wisconsin communities have utilized Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) to help fund programs and activities to support downtown development for over 30 years. Program participants will have an opportunity to learn about how these districts are created and administered as well as some of the important lessons that have been learned over three decades of experience. Presented by Chuck Law, Director, UWEX Local Government Center and UWEX Community Planning and Design Specialist

REGISTER ONLINE for 2017 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences or call 608-262-0810.

2016 LLUPAZ Programs Available for Purchase
Understanding Local Sign Codes (1-20-2016)
Promoting Local Protection of Wetlands and Updates to the Shoreland Zoning Program (2-17-2016)
Housing and the Community (3-16-2016)
Community Vitality and Placemaking (4-20-2016)
Case Law and Legislative Update (5-18-2016)


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Archived Materials


Can’t Attend?

Order a materials bundle via the corresponding brochure or by contacting the Local Government Center, 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961, or you may order the online audiostream.
Those teleconference programs that have been recorded are available on the Learning Store website.