Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

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2018 Topics, February – May 2018

Case Law and Legislative Update Wed., February 14, 2018, 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 including conditional use permits, nonconforming lots, and more.
Presented by Brian Ohm, JD, Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison/Extension.
Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Tax Increment Financing: Evaluating Proposals to Ensure the Best Deal for the Community Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Tax increment financing is an important planning tool used by many communities in Wisconsin. This program reviews how local governments use tax increment financing and explores how communities can evaluate proposals for the use of tax increment financing to ensure they are getting the best deal for the community.
Presented by Daniel Lindstrom, AICP, Planning & Community Development Manager, Vierbicher Associates, Inc. Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Planning for Natural Hazards: Floodplain Zoning Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
The National Flood Insurance Program and Wisconsin DNR Floodplain Management Program aim to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. This program explores how floodplain management is implemented in Wisconsin and how the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management aids communities in flood disasters.
Presented by Michelle J. Staff, CFM, DNR Floodplain Policy Coordinator; Katie Sommers, CFM, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Wisconsin Emergency Management. Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Dealing with Conflict in Local Land Use Decision-making Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Although land use planning is often accompanied by conflict, effective, proactive communication between local planning officials and the public can go a long way to minimize conflict. It can also inform the planning process by ensuring that the interests, concerns, and values of the public and other community stakeholders are understood by planners and considered when planning decisions are made. This session describes several public participation strategies and techniques that support an inclusive and civil planning process.
Presented by Bill Rizzo, Professor, UW-Extension (retired). Register online for this topic. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Each teleconference is $20. For more information about each teleconference, download the 2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning brochure.

To register online, use the link in the program description. To register by phone, call 608-262-0810.

Continuing Education Credit for 2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences

For live attendance at these teleconferences, Continuing Maintenance (CM) from American Institute of Certified Planners and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) from the Board of Bar Examiners, accreditation has been applied for.

To report CM credit follow this link or copy and paste it into your browser window: https://wisconsinplanners.org/resources/aicp-professional-development/wisconsin-cm-credit-offerings/

To report CLE credit, follow this link or copy and paste it into your browser window: https://wicourts.gov/services/attorney/edu.htm

2017 LLUPAZ Programs Available for Purchase

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Ethics and Open Government Laws for Planning Body Members (1-18-2017)
Insights on Recent Changes to Wisconsin Land Use Law (2-15-2017)
Cooperative Boundary Agreements (3-15-2017)
Case Law and Legislative Update (4-19-2017)
Business Improvement Districts and Main Streets (5-17-2017)

(PDF file, 369 kb, 2 pages)

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)

Archived Materials

 

Can’t Attend?

You may purchase order a recorded version on a USB drive by contacting the Local Government Center, 608-262-9960 or 608-262-9961, or you may order an online audiostream. Audiostreams are available for purchase on the Learning Store website.