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    Describe planning in just six words

    Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. That's the premise here: write something about planning in six words.

    To start:

    Zoning denied. Courts upheld. Still occupied.

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    Denied due to developer's egotistical attitude.
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    I understand, but let me explain.
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    What's the point? Politicians make decisions.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Its a whole lot of fun!!!

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    Hmmm....

    No good deed goes unpunished here

    or

    Politics can disrupt any good plan

    or

    providing guidance and direction when asked
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    Maps describing flooding, census, political, & zoning.

    Pages of Text for Comp Plan

    Nothing but Paper Work.

    Committee Meetings some work more talking.

    Initials after name don't = $
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    No good deed goes unpunished here
    This quote hangs outside my office as a daily reminder to stop trying to be helpful, it only leads to trouble

    Planning = Big picture thinking, visual problem solving
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Maps describing flooding, census, political, & zoning
    The "&" is cheating since it stands for a word!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    The "&" is cheating since it stands for a word!!!
    The Grammer Police strike again.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    site plan review made simple here

    Developer:
    Grade site, leave nothing, pave everything.

    Zoning Administration:
    Code says you can't do that.

    Commissioner:
    You can always plant shrubs later.

    Builder:
    Permits? We don't need no permits.

    Citizen:
    Why you let them build that?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Off-topic:

    The Grammer Police strike again.
    Off-topic:
    That would be "grammar" unless it's Kelsey Grammer.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Developer:
    Grade site, leave nothing, pave everything.
    Zoning Administration:
    Code says you can't do that.
    Commissioner:
    You can always plant shrubs later.
    Builder:
    Permits? We don't need no permits.
    Citizen:
    Why you let them build that?
    I like this idea:

    Developer: Don't care for community, just profit
    Zoning Administrator: I got a Master's for this?!?!
    Commissioner: Meeting must be over by 8!
    Builder: Other communities don't enforce these rules!
    Citizen: You better not reduce my [property] values!

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    Attempted vision of Utopia. Epic Fail.
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    I prefer a four-letter word.
    "This is great, honey. What's the crunchy stuff?"
    "M&Ms. I ran out of paprika."

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