—— Forwarded Message
From: Jay Corbin <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:57:37 -0800
To: “Tooker, John” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: January 25th meeting
I would like the Council to consider a policy requiring Planning Commissioners to attend the League of California Cities Planners Institute each year. Following each Institute,
the Commissioners would prepare a brief description of the sessions they attended and provide their written evaluation of the benefit they received.
If, from time to time, Commissioners are unable to attend, they may instead participate in equivalent training such as attendance at one-day UCLA-Extension Public Policy
classes. I just went online and seven excellent classes are offered this quarter, including CEQA and Climate Change, Designing and Implementing Effective Zoning Ordinances,
Endangered Species, The Art and Economics of Building Green and Subdivision Map Act a 2011 Update. Two of these classes anytime during the year could substitute for
attendance at the Planners Institute if they are unable to attend. A brief report to the Council on each class would be provided by the Commissioner following attendance.
I am requesting that this be on the 1/25 Council Agenda for discussion and possible action. Please call or email if you have any questions.
As you know, I will be in Sacramento this week so unable to meet with you Wednesday.
Currently, Planning Commissioners are invited (at city expense) to attend the League of California Cities Planner’s Institute each year. In the past, not all Commissioners have attended each year. This year, $3,500 has been allocated for this purpose. If all commissioners attended, the cost is estimated to be $5,000 – $7,000.