Jan 1, 2009

Lunch With The League January 13, 2009 Topic: PROTEST PETITION

Lunch with the League

League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad CLICKHERE
Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 12:00 noon
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Haywood Duke Meeting Room
605 N. Greene St. near downtown Greensboro Mapquest CLICKHERE

The Protest Petition

Speaker: Dr. David Owens, Gladys H. Coates Professor, CLICKHERE
Public Law and Government
School of Government, UNC-CH

Dr. David Owens, an expert on land use topics, the scope of local government authority, planning legislation and urban growth management, has been a member of the Institute of Government since 1989. Prior to that, he was an attorney and senior planner for the Planning Office. He received a graduate planning degree and law degree from UNC-CH.

About the Protest Petition:
This is a North Carolina general statute (160A-385(a) that gives residents of a neighborhood an opportunity to protest rezoning and land use requests. All major NC cities except Greensboro have the protest petition.

Greensboro News & Record editorials,
March 2 2008: “The right to protest,” CLICKHERE
May 14 1008: “Get on board protest petitions.” CLICKHERE

Yes Weekly Jordan Green analysis,
February 12 2008:
“A rezoning chronicle: “How Greensboro lost the protest petition;” CLICKHERE
Editorial June 30 2008: “TREBIC vs. Protest Petition.” CLICKHERE

The January 13, 2009 program is free. Everyone is invited. Reservations are necessary if you’d like to have lunch at a cost of $8.00 per person. Make reservations by Friday, January 9 and please arrive at noon on the 13th if you plan to have lunch. Reservations: http://us.mc387.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=tkwhitacre@triad.rr.com or call Trudy Whitacre at 336-643-2131.

Don’t miss this vital opportunity for greater understanding of the need for transparency and citizen participation in decision-making!

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