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59 Wayne L. Rev. 29 (2013)
Moderating Citizen Visioning in Town Comprehensive Planning: Deliberative Dialog Processes

handle is hein.journals/waynlr59 and id is 35 raw text is: MODERATING CITIZEN VISIONING IN TOWN
COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING:
DELIBERATIVE DIALOG PROCESSES
MICHAEL N. WIDENERt
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION                          ..............................................29
II. COMPREHENSIVE PLANS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS'
POLICE POWER        ..............................................31
III. SCOTTSDALE'S 2011 GENERAL PLAN PROCESS                 ..................36
IV. SCOTTSDALE'S 2014 PLAN PROCESS                    .......................39
A. Determining an Agenda          .......................     .....39
B. Engaging a Public Forum Facilitator...................40
C. The Caucus/Assembly Moderator as Prototype Mediator
and Process Coordinator.      ..................        .........42
D. The Synthesizer as Honest Broker and Lyricist      ..   ............45
E. The Report Chair as Peerless Scribe...................46
V. POLICY DELPHI METHOD- VARIETIES AND CRITICS ..               ............46
VI. CONCLUSION                           ...............................................49
APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY OF TERMS...............................50
I. INTRODUCTION
Town' general plan amendment exercises can be highly politically
charged.2 Citizens may organize to stymie progress toward a town's
t Of Counsel, Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, P.C.; Adjunct Professor,
Arizona Summit Law School and School of Business, University of Phoenix; Zoning
Adjustment Hearing Officer, City of Phoenix; Member, Arizona Town Hall; Delegate
and Volunteer Moderator, Town Hall Events, including Visioning Scottsdale in Feb.
2013. The views of the author expressed in this paper are not endorsed by the City of
Scottsdale or Arizona Town Hall. @ 2013 by the author, All Rights Reserved.
1. The word town is selected to stand for any of the following: cities, towns,
villages, boroughs, burgs, wards, counties, parishes, and their political equivalents
engaged in land use decisions at the local level. If the law journal editors allowed this
definition, kindly adapt as needed. See infra Appendix A.
2. See Roger W. Caves, Too Much Red Tape? Pros, Cons of Citizen
Participation,  U-T   SAN     DIEGO    (Feb.   18,   2012,    6:00    PM),
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/I 8/the-pros-and-cons-of-citizen-participation/
(asserting that streamlining citizen participation processes has led to chaos, more
confusion than ever before, and to increased distrust by various parties and potential
lawsuits).

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