I was going ginch mendelman for his choice of words, but have decided instead to take the high road and recognize he makes a legitimate point. At some point sooner or later EVERY planner finds themselves in a heated discussion over the interpretation of some arcane section of code as it may or may not apply to a particular situation....."you SAY 'is allowed' but if you read the preceding paragraph it says the Planning Commission 'may approve' provided the application meets the criteria referenced in subsection (b), not 'must approve'.... Yeah, but subsection (b) talks about building height, and says nothing about landscaping standards blah blah blah....."Originally posted by mendelman
How long on the job did it take before you experienced this? Have you found yourself arguing both sides of the coin with any regularity, or do you tend towards one end of the Procedural - Big Picture continuum? Has a 'woods for the trees' discussion with a fellow staff member every caused you to question your commitment to the profession? Do you find it easy or difficult to get emotionally invested in the reading/application/interpretation of code?