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Moderating Citizen 'Visioning' in Town Comprehensive Planning: Deliberative Dialog Processes


Michael N. Widener


Arizona Summit Law School; Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint PC; University of Phoenix

February 26, 2013

59 Wayne L. Rev. 25 (2013)
Arizona Summit Law School Research Paper 2013-A-02

Abstract:     
This article describes opportunities in Comprehensive Plan (aka General Plan or Master Plan) initial adoption or subsequent amendment processes where stakeholders provide inputs on behalf of a diverse citizens community. The moderation process described here involves the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, currently engaged in developing its 2014 Plan which seeks to extend the city’s planning vision through 2045. Part II of this article provides a brief primer of a General Plan’s role in the exercise of the municipal police power. Parts III and IV describe the history of the Scottsdale experience in amending its General Plan with citizen aid and rebellion. Part V delivers some observations about a citizen input method into planning matters that is subject to popular critique. Part VI summarizes the purpose of citizen inputs into a comprehensive plan, and how professional moderation of the stakeholders' inputs may appropriately channel public contributions to a municipality's land use vision without distortion or corruption of the process.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: land use comprehensive plan, general plan, municipal master plan, city planning, municipal planning

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Date posted: February 27, 2013 ; Last revised: March 12, 2014

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Widener, Michael N., Moderating Citizen 'Visioning' in Town Comprehensive Planning: Deliberative Dialog Processes (February 26, 2013). 59 Wayne L. Rev. 25 (2013); Arizona Summit Law School Research Paper 2013-A-02. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2225405

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