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Overlapping Authorities

We are looking for effective procedures to coordinate multiple design-related authorities. We have one Board for general design downtown, another for historic reviews, and another for public art. The code itself encourages certain design outcomes.
Should we use joint hearrings, one body recommending to another, a federated approach with representatives from each body...?
Please let me know what you have found works well and what does not. Thank you

Derek Chisholm