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    How to get out of development review?!

    It's taking over my life! I didn't realize that it would be 80% of my job as a transportation planner...how do I get out!

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    You become a rural county planner. I don't do jack. Which is part of the problem doing interviews. What projects have you worked on lately? Um...
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Oh, lol true that I guess.

    I didn't realize you could count development reviews as "projects". To me they've been a tack on that grew to consume my life. I always thought of "projects" as long range initiatives, such as a policy, ordinance, zoning code amendments, comp plan, bike lanes, etc. Interesting thought.

    In your case, if there isn't the demand for reviews, could you start doing some of your own long range initiatives?

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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    You become a rural county planner. I don't do jack. Which is part of the problem doing interviews. What projects have you worked on lately? Um...
    x2. Although with a rural county planner job you're also the front desk and have to deal with daily annoyances you otherwise wouldn't in a larger department.

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    Quote Originally posted by akshali2000 View post
    Oh, lol true that I guess.

    I didn't realize you could count development reviews as "projects". To me they've been a tack on that grew to consume my life. I always thought of "projects" as long range initiatives, such as a policy, ordinance, zoning code amendments, comp plan, bike lanes, etc. Interesting thought.

    In your case, if there isn't the demand for reviews, could you start doing some of your own long range initiatives?
    My political situation clears up next month (4 new commissioners). I've got a long list of code updates to work on. Plus fee schedules, improving septic permit policies and a few other details like raising the rates of my sewer system customers. That's right, I'm a shitty planner. Maybe that should be my new online name?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    My political situation clears up next month (4 new commissioners).
    Until you find out they want to implement the Brownback economic plan on you and your socialist department

    Arizona rural planning is calling you:
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    Quote Originally posted by akshali2000 View post
    It's taking over my life! I didn't realize that it would be 80% of my job as a transportation planner...how do I get out!
    Easy - move up the ladder. Okay, maybe not necessarily easy, but the higher you climb in your field, the more long-range initiatives you'll likely work on, while assigning the mundane development review to your staff.

    Now that I think about it, there are times I'd give my right arm for a week of mundane review.

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    Quote Originally posted by flbeachgirl View post
    Easy - move up the ladder. Okay, maybe not necessarily easy, but the higher you climb in your field, the more long-range initiatives you'll likely work on, while assigning the mundane development review to your staff.
    So true! Haha. Although if it's a contentious or large project then my manager does get pulled in.

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