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Fall 2017Q9eNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides the jurisdiction legal protection against zoning or development lawsuits?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q9fNow we're interested in the potential benefits of land use planning. To what extent do you agree or disagree that having a Master Plan provides officials with political protection against complaints about zoning decisions?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q10When considering the rezoning of properties, some local governments strictly adhere to their Master Plan, others use it just for general guiding principles, and yet other jurisdictions rarely consult it at all. Thinking about the way your jurisdiction usually uses its Master Plan in rezoning decisions, which of the following best describes your approach?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q11aWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We preemptively rezone to keep aligned with the Master Plan's future land use map

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q11bWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We ensure applicant-led rezoning requests follow the Master Plan's future land use map

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q11cWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) We consult the Master Plan goals and objectives when making zoning decisions (e.g., rezoning, zoning ordinance text amendments)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q11dWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) Don't know

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q11eWhat actions does your jurisdiction usually take to keep the zoning ordinance aligned with the Master Plan? (check all that apply) Other

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12aWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) It is too complicated to align our zoning ordinance with the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12bWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Our Master Plan wasn't intended to be a blueprint for zoning

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12cWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Some parts of the Master Plan are out-of-date

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12dWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) Some parts of the Master Plan are in conflict with other parts of the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12eWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) There isn't community consensus on some elements of the Master Plan

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q12fWhich of the following, if any, are reasons why your jurisdiction may not strictly adhere to its Master Plan when making rezoning decisions? (check all that apply) The time horizon for the Master Plan is too long to translate into our zoning ordinance

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q13aRegardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say the following things occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? Public hearings for zoning actions (rezoning requests, site plan review, special use permits, etc.)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q13bRegardless of whether your jurisdiction does its own zoning or relies on the county or a joint authority, how often would you say the following things occur regarding properties in your jurisdiction? Controversies related to those zoning actions

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning | zoning
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Fall 2017Q15aIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We don't use any external consultants for planning or zoning

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q15cIf your jurisdiction makes any use of external planners (i.e., contracted consultants and/or personnel from other jurisdictions), what is the nature of the relationship(s)? (check all that apply) We make use of external planners for intermittent planning or zoning projects

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q16Thinking overall about your jurisdiction's planning and zoning needs today, does your jurisdiction have too much, too little, or about the right amount of staff capacity (i.e., internal staff and/or external consultants)?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | Workforce
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q17How does your jurisdiction's current staff capacity for planning and zoning compare to 10 years ago (before the Great Recession)?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19aOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19bOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19cOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community (including agriculture or forestry, if applicable)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q19dOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25aOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's Board/Council

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25bOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's citizens

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25cOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? The majority of your jurisdiction's business community (including agriculture or forestry, if applicable)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q25dOverall, how satisfied would you say the following groups or individuals are with your jurisdiction's current approach to planning and zoning? You in your role as a local official

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Land use planning
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Fall 2017Q28Some local government policies - such as utility connection fees or zoning requirements (minimum lot sizes, required landscaping, etc.) - may make it more expensive to build new housing or to renovate existing housing stock. To what extent do you agree or disagree that your jurisdiction's policies or zoning requirements are hindering new construction or renovation in your jurisdiction?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing | zoning
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Fall 2017Q29Some local governments have begun experimenting with policy changes to boost housing construction and renovation. Recently, has your jurisdiction attempted to reduce barriers to new construction or renovation by streamlining local processes (e.g., permitting, site reviews, inspections, etc.), reducing fees, or revising other zoning code requirements?

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Housing | zoning
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Fall 2017Q31eSome people think the State government should take action to address various housing issues, while others disagree. Please indicate which of the following possible State actions, if any, you would support with regards to housing issues. (check all that apply) Authorizing local governments to adopt inclusionary zoning (i.e., requiring some new developments to designate a portion of units for low/moderate income households)

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development | State Government
Related Topics: Housing | State policies | State mandates and preemption
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Fall 2016Q8dSome people think that certain policy issues should be managed at the state level rather than the local level for a variety of reasons (for example, efficiency or consistency across jurisdictions). Others think local home rule is more important. In each of the following broad policy areas, how do you generally think authority should be divided between the state and local levels of government? Land use and planning (e.g., zoning, permitting)

Major Tags: State Government | Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: State oversight | Relations with state government | State mandates and preemption | Land use planning
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Fall 2013Q11aHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate wind turbines within your jurisdiction: Offer tax or other incentives.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Energy | Wind power
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Fall 2013Q11bHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate wind turbines within your jurisdiction: A local moratorium and/or ban on wind turbines.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Energy | Wind power
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Fall 2013Q11cHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate wind turbines within your jurisdiction: Other local ordinances and/or zoning codes.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Energy | Wind power
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Fall 2013Q11dHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate wind turbines within your jurisdiction: Intergovernmental agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Energy | Wind power
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Fall 2013Q21aHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate hydraulic fracturing in your jurisdiction: Offer tax or other incentives.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Environment | Fracking
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Fall 2013Q21bHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate hydraulic fracturing in your jurisdiction: A local moratorium and/or ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Environment | Fracking
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Fall 2013Q21cHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate hydraulic fracturing in your jurisdiction: Other local ordinances and/or zoning codes.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Environment | Fracking
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Fall 2013Q21dHas your jurisdiction adopted, or is it likely to adopt, any tax or other incentives, moratoria, ordinances or zoning codes, etc., that attempt to promote, restrict, or simply regulate hydraulic fracturing in your jurisdiction: Intergovernmental agreements with neighboring jurisdictions.

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Energy | Environment | Fracking
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Fall 2013Q26Some local governments engage in sustainability planning while others do not. Sustainability is often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It often tries to balance environmental, economic, and social goals or issues. Sustainability planning can encompass a wide range of things, from stand-alone plans to sustainability goals integrated into master plans or zoning plans, efforts to incorporate such planning across multiple departments or activities, and so on. As far as you know, does your jurisdiction engage in sustainability planning, and if so, how extensively?

Major Tags: Energy and Environment
Related Topics: Environment | Sustainability
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Spring 2013Q43lSome people consider the elements in the following list to be placemaking efforts, others may not. Whether or not you consider them placemaking, which of the following, if any, are your jurisdiction pursuing for economic development or any other purpose? Form-based codes (alternative regulations to conventional zoning that emphasize building form over land use to create uniform or predictable public spaces).

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development strategies | Placemaking
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Spring 2013Q48bWhich of the following, if any, do you believe are obstacles to entrepreneurship in your community: Regulations such as sign ordinances, fire codes, and zoning laws, etc.

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Entrepreneurship
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Fall 2010Q5aPlease identify the extent of your jurisdiction's collaboration with other jurisdictions for provision of the following types of services: Land use planning and/or zoning

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Land use planning | Level of collaboration
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Fall 2010Q9aFor what types of services or activities is your jurisdiction studying and/or planning new or significantly expanded collaborative efforts: Land use planning and/or zoning

Major Tags: Intergovernmental Cooperation | Services
Related Topics: Service provision | Land use planning
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Spring 2009Q10lDoes your jurisdiction use the following economic development strategy to attract or retain businesses: Special zoning districts

Major Tags: Economic Development and Community Development
Related Topics: Development conditions | Business conditions
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