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There has never been a better time to Plan! Today community planning is "front-page" news as the public demands greater accountability from its government in the face of dwindling resources and suburban sprawl. More importantly, a well conceived comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance affords the municipality the "presumption of validity."

Armed with a contemporary and thorough Plan local officials can act confidently and confront the controversies of the day. An effective Plan also establishes a deliberate course of action towards a future collectively envisioned by the community's many residents and businesses.

My approach to planning is simple. I have developed, over many years, a sequence and scheduling of tasks that will yield better understanding by local officials and the public. I engage a "no-nonsense" and "make no excuses" approach that doesn't recommend the need for additional plans. My plans come to reasoned conclusions in full public view after considerable soul searching, public debate and deliberate strategizing. Then, recommendations are given life in resulting regulations and other implementation tasks. We will make the tough calls during this process so that all understand the outcomes and the reasoning behind them. I detest some of the more recent plans that talk about the strategic process and facilitation yet then abandon local officials with little actual tangible recommendations that they can sink their teeth into.

Over the last 37 years I have helped hundreds of municipalities with their comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances and park & recreation plans. I have also assisted these clients with ongoing day-to-day functions associated with development reviews, ordinance interpretation and enforcement and training. This is the overwhelming bulk of my work and I'd love to work with your community. Together we can help you look forward to your future.

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."

    - Lewis Carroll

    "Make No Little Plans"

    Daniel Burnham the "Father" of American Planning

                   901 Pleasure Road , Lancaster, PA 17601 - Telephone - 717-468-8935 - rothplan@dejazzd.com

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