This resource was created by the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in consultation with Planning Commission staff. It gives an overview of planning, zoning, planning law, and outlines local planning processes and general plan implementation. There is a brief summary at the end. This guide is a great informational resource that provides insight into various aspects of this arm of local government. While focused on the City of Bowling Green, the information applies to all of Warren County.
The Planning Commission Handbook was put together by Planning Commission staff as part of the orientation process for new Planning Commissioners. It provides a more in-depth dive into planning commission duties and processes. Subject matter includes roles and activities of the Planning Commission, an introduction to planning in Kentucky, implementing and administering regulations, conducting public hearings & meetings, what goes into the decision-making processes, staff report contents and the zone change processes. Four appendices are also included which are also provided separately below.
This guide is a deep dive into what goes in to creation of a Future Land Use Map (FLUM). The introduction state that after reading the guide you will: know what a future land use map is, recognize the information and techniques used to develop a preferred FLUM, understand how the public can be involved, and learn how to use the FLUM for effective decision making. While this guide has a national focus, the general principles found within this document apply to our Future Land Use Map and it’s importance in decision making processes.
This article provides a nation-wide prospective on the thoughts and decisions that planning commissioner’s face. Headings include key terms and phrases such as: biases, make the right decision, effective planning commissioner, consensus-builders, leadership, respect, rules, ethics and several other topics. It gives insights on the long term aspect and lasting impacts of the decisions being made.