In March, 2010, Attorney Elizabeth A. Lane presented a seminar entitled “Writing Reasonable and Defensible Decisions” at the Ninth Annual Conference of the Citizen Planning Training Collaborative. A frequent speakr on this and other zoning, planning, and land use subjects, Attorney Lane explained longstanding and recent court decisions that affect the ability of permit decisions to withstand legal challenge, and included tips to assist boards in streamlining their procedures, not only for zoning decisions, but for all types of permit applications.
The keynote speaker for this day-long event was Andre Leroux, Executive Direction of the Massachusetts Smart Grow Alliance. The Conference was held at the Hogan Conference Center, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.