2018 DOS & Erie County: Local Government Training

Modified: May 25, 2018 8:31am

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Join us for the annual

Erie County DEP & NY Department of State Division of Local Government Services

Training for Local Government


This year's training will take place Wednesday May 30th, 2018 at 5:15 PM in the Auditorium of the Buffalo History Museum located at One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY.

Session 1: Intermunicipal Planning 

Sharing the cost of a planning project with a neighboring community that shares common problems or goals can ensure a high quality planning project that is useful for all involved communities at a lower cost to taxpayers. Intermunicipal planning projects bring together different stakeholders with unique perspectives, leading to more comprehensive solutions and often a unifying vision. This program provides an overview of the statutory abilities of local communities, case studies from across New York and an opportunity to exchange ideas for planning at an intermunicipal level.

Session 2: Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a topic shrouded in misconceptions and strong biases. One thing is certain: it cannot be ignored. Public interest and case law require municipalities to address the affordable housing needs of their regions. This course examines the history and evolution of laws, policies and programs pertaining to affordable housing. Exclusionary zoning case law is highlighted, as well as the benefits of using land use tools such as inclusionary zoning regulations and accessory apartments to provide affordable housing. Strategies to preserve existing affordable housing, the process of developing affordable housing, and affordable housing design are also discussed.



DEADLINE to register is TUESDAY May 29th, 2018