I have been searching the various citizen/community based web sites, and have not found what I am looking for. I thought one of the members of this forum might be able to assist me.
I live in Toledo Ohio, and we are rewriting our municipal code to provide for more citizen input early in the zoning process. We have found an ordinance from Glendale, Arizona, entitled the "Citizen Participation Plan". This plan requires any proposed development to hold a meeting with the residents who may be affected by the development, and address their concerns, BEFORE any public hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled.
This appears to be a good solution to a long term problem regarding citizen participation: little advance notice.
Do you know of any other cities that might have such a Citizen Participation Plan? We are trying to review various plans, before going forward. So far, we have been unable to find any other than the one from Glendale.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.