Approaching 3 years at my municipal job, it is just now dawning on me that when I review site plans there are many times that I feel embarrassed enforcing our dumb standards - this especially happens in the area of parking. We have the traditional minimum standards that create the big parking lots most people hate (or at least most planners hate - I really think most non-planners here don't even notice them they are so ubiquitous). Just yesterday I hated to force a new church to have a much larger parking lot than it probably needed. Anyone else get this feeling? Does your government have any standards that are so backward that you can't bring yourself to enforce them?
At my previous consulting job things were different because usually our local government clients recognized the badness of many of their development standards and wanted something more intelligent.
Not sure if this should go here or Friday Afternoon forum.