We're trying to make the case for some administrative support for general planning activities and public meeting logistics. Currently, we've got around 24 planners for a city of just under 600,000 ... and zero dedicated admin support. We're looking for help with managing contact databases/mailing lists, coordinating public noticing, and taking care of logistics for public workshops. These are things that, so far, are just absorbed into our individual work programs. Is this the way it's done in your agency?
To help us get a sense for how other communities have structured their planning departments, i've put together a quick, and totally unscientific, survey. Can you spare a minute or two to complete this 7-question survey?
Welcome to Cyburbia, evelyn.b. Please underestand that as a planning forum, our goal is to foster communication betweeen and among planners. An off-site survey won't accomplish that. May I suggest that you post the survey in this thread and our planners will respond to the survey, here in Cyburbia, for all to see. Thanks for understanding.