This week, you will analyze political and legal issues of planning at the local and regional levels. These issues are at the heart of most planning processes. There are many actors, including citizens, lobbyists, consultants, developers, citizen interest groups, and planners, influencing the decision-making process. This process requires extensive administrative rules and statutes, assuring transparency and the due process available to residents of the local municipality.
Once again, you return to the long-term, strategic plan you identified and used in the Weeks 5 and 6 assignments. Political leaders received negative feedback from the community, and they, in turn, contacted your office. Those leaders want to appease their constituents, so they would like to have a firm understanding regarding the extent to which any community input was sought in forming the original plan.
Support your paper with a minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 5 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.