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  • The jurisdiction area of the Joint Planning Commission | Graphic by Kurt Schindler

    Joint Planning Commission involves 11 townships

    Published on September 23, 2016

    It may be the largest Joint Planning Commission in Michigan, with 11 governments cooperating. The Joint Commission forms one planning commission and one zoning ordinance for the 11 participating townships.

  • Do not underfund a planning and zoning program

    Published on March 29, 2016

    Under budgeting for planning and zoning may result in a poorly run planning and zoning program which may do more harm than good. Cost savings can be realized by use of joint planning, sharing zoning administrator services, and other cooperative efforts.

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