Resources

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Published on May 31, 2016

    The Freedom of Information Act applies to nearly all records of a planning/zoning department, planning commissions, zoning boards and zoning boards of appeals. Includes 2018 amendments.

  • Check List #1B: Sample Planning Commission Ordinance

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Presents an example of an ordinance which creates a planning commission in Michigan. The sample includes a number of discussion points, presenting a number of options for a community to consider.

  • Anti-S.L.A.P.P. Bills introduced in State House

    Published on May 31, 2016

    Discussion on law suits filed to stifle public participation at public meetings Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (S.L.A.P.P.). A public policy paper by Gary Taylor.

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