Annual Conference Handouts

2018

Municipal Regulation of Adult Use Marijuana 1

Municipal Regulation of Adult Use Marijuana 2

An Overview of the adult use marijuana law., Katherine D. Laughman, Attorney, KP Law, P.C.; Kay Doyle, Cannabis Control Commissioner

Complete Streets, Beverly

Complete Streets, Framingham

Learn how two communities developed their Complete Streets policies, the strategies employed to gain support for the policies, and the steps taken toward implementation of the program., Aaron Clausen, Beverly Director of Planning & Development; Eric Johnson, City Engineer, Framingham DPW; Erika Jerram, Deputy Director of Framingham Community & Economic Development

Crafting a Local Economic Development Strategy

Crafting the Merrimack Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy,Angela Cleveland, AICP, Senior Economic Development Planner, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Abel Vargas, Business and Economic Development Director, City of Lawrence

Fair Housing

Overview of Fair Housing, Judi Barrett, Economic Development Director, Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation and Principal, Barrett Planning Group LLC

Flood Your Community with Funding Solutions, not Stormwater 1

Explore how the town of Millbury is engaging the public and other municipal departments around self-identified issues of stormwater, ADA compliance, and more. Learn how the town planner on best practices for planning, innovative funding sources, and collaborative implementation., Laurie Connors, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Millbury

Flood Your Community with Funding Solutions, not Stormwater 2

Helps planners understand not only what climate changes to expect, but also how to proactively plan ahead through reviewing and updating planning tools such as zoning bylaws to encourage climate-smart nature based solutions., Stefanie Covino, Coordinator, Shaping the Future of Your Community Program, Mass Audubon

Helping Your Community Get to MVP Status: Climate change & planners 1

Helping Your Community Get to MVP Status: Climate change & planners 2

Learn about the Commonwealth’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program and the role of planners and the municipal team within the process – from applying to receive funds to carrying out workshops and writing the final report. Explore how nature based solutions can solve several of municipality’s challenges of coastal and inland flooding as well as urban heat island effects, droughts, and more. This workshop will feature a planner from a certified MVP community to discuss his experience and best practices. Stefanie Covino, Coordinator, Shaping the Future of Your Community Program, Mass Audubon; Margot Mansfield, Climate Change and Coastal Hazards Analyst, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Housing Choice Program

Overview of the Housing Choice Initiative, Chris Klutchman, FAICP, Director

From Local Action to the Subsidized Housing Inventory: Make Those Units Count!

Understand the process and requirements for getting locally initiated affordable housing to “count” on the Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory. The session will provide a detailed overview of the procedures for qualifying Local Action Units (LAUs) under DHCD’s guidelines, review key similarities and differences between LAUs, Local Initiative Program (LIP) units, and “conventional” Chapter 40B comprehensive permit units. , Judi Barrett, Economic Development Director, Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation and Principal, Barrett Planning Group LLC,; Laura Shufelt, Assistant Director for Community Assistance, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Parking Management

It’s tricky to strike the right balance with regulations that create enough turnover of downtown parking spaces, but don’t drive away potential visitors. Join an interactive discussion to learn about where parking meters are appropriate; meter rates and time limits; commercial parking permits for employees; the right number of spaces; and wayfinding programs that direct people to underutilized spaces., Constance Kruger, Amherst Selectperson; Nate Malloy, Amherst Senior Planner

Now, what EXACTly are you asking for?

This session will explore the dos and don’ts and maybe’s of imposing exactions or mitigation requirements on developers. It will review judicial decisions and case studies., Barbara J. Saint André, Attorney, KPLaw P.C.; Judi Barrett, Economic Development Director, Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation and Principal, Barrett Planning Group LLC

How to Prepare Effective RFPs for Professional Planning Services

How to write a RFP for professional services that complies with Ch. 30B regulations, accurately represents what services and deliverables are desired, and attracts responsive and high-quality proposals. (This Session is presented by the Massachusetts Association. of Consulting Planners.), Daphne Politis, AICP, Principal, Community Circle; Leonardi Aray, AIA, Managing Principal, Leonardi Aray Architects LLC; Sarah L. Raposa, AICP, Town Planner, Medfield