Collaborative Planning vs Closed Meetings = Community Input BEFORE Voting on the Matter

Benchmarks for Successful Implementation of Collaborative Planning

– clear and consistent objectives,

– strong commitment of implementing officials,

– monitoring framework with appropriate indicators to track change in each objective,

– strong provincial government support,

– sufficient information available to make appropriate decisions for land use plan implementation,

– high level of cooperation and information sharing between implementing agencies,

– strong stakeholder support,

– collaborative planning process,

– implementing officials skilled in working collaboratively with stakeholders,

– clear delineation of agency responsibilities,

– land use plan objectives well integrated within individual agency work plans,

– strong local government agencies support,

– implementation monitoring committee with public reporting requirements,

– adequate natural science data available to make implementation decisions,

– adequate financial and staff resource commitments for plan implementation,

– participation of stakeholders in monitoring,

– participation of stakeholders in land use plan development through a collaborative planning   process

– power differences between stakeholders equalized through the process,

– participation of implementing officials in plan preparation,

– clear understanding of causal relationship between implementation strategies and desired   outcomes,

– no conflicting government policies,

– socioeconomic data available,

– strong public support,

– favorable socioeconomic conditions in the land use plan area.

(Gunton et al. 2003 p. 9)            3&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=12020            60486&clientId=3667&aid=1


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by DeceitinDrugs on November 13, 2011 at 3:53 am

    When a development rezoning proposal comes
    before Councill, over and over, again as is in the
    case of the Mahogany Tower vote, it indicates,
    Public Hearings are just a formality for Mayor and
    Council, the approval of a project already rubber
    stamped, before going to Public hearing.

    The Mahgany Tower project vote was a vote by
    association due to the fact that Dianne Deleves sits
    on the cities’ Economic |Development Commision with
    Councillor John Smith, who sits as CityHall representative.

    Dianne Deleves, also, serves on the Abbotsford Airport
    Authority with Mayor Geroge peary and made a generous
    donation to Peary’s Campaign for Health Care Excellence
    in 2008.

    How could they say no!


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