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UNC School of Government

Appeals of Staff Decisions and Interpreting the Ordinance

On demand
USD 65

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This module provides an introduction to staff decisions, the appeals process, and ordinance interpretation. After completing this module, viewers will understand what constitutes a formal decision by a zoning administrator, procedures for staff decisions and appeals to the board of adjustment, and rules of thumb for staff and boards that are interpreting an ordinance. The module walks viewers through each step of appeals of decisions and gives several pieces of advice for interpretations.

You can also purchase yearly access to the full library of online training modules on planning and zoning at a discounted rate.

Topics - Local and State Government

  • Planning and Development Regulation
  • Community and Economic Development

Who should attend

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles Community and Economic Development Professionals Community Development Professionals Downtown Developers Economic Development Professionals Planning and Zoning Professionals Planners Zoners


Adam Lovelady’s work focuses on land use law and local planning. He teaches, researches, and advises on topics of zoning, land subdivision, transportation, renewable energy, and historic preservation. He joined the School of Government in 2012 and was named Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distingui...

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