I would like to introduce myself. I was schooled in Community and Regional Planning but the position I was hired for and have performed thus far in my short career is that of Zoning Administrator. The county in which I live and work is fairly large (512 sq, miles), however there is not much actual "planning" taking place. For the most part the Planner reviews an occasional minor subdivision plat and administers two CDBG grants and that is about the extent of their job.
We are in the process of updating our 17 year old Comprehensive Plan through a series of Small Area Plans, but that work is contracted out. I felt I needed to get back in touch with planning as a discipline and hope this forum will help me do so.
I am also beginning to study for the AICP exam. If anyone has any suggestions or study hints please let me know. I have heard others mention the "Green Book". Does anyone here recommend it?
Looking forward to interacting with you,