Hot Topics: Part 1
Regulating Personal Transportation: Recent reviews of state regulations show that there is no “normal” style of regulation of personal transportation devices, or PTDs, (the same PTD is regulated differently from state to state) and often they are not regulated specifically but subject solely to the regulations of other transit modes. Explore the inconsistencies in regulating personal transportation alongside the need to balance all road users in a community.
- Dean J. Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Housing the Homeless: What planning and regulatory tools & techniques can be used to address the challenge to government of the growing homeless population? Governmental constraints & innovations will be reviewed, including specific examples of both failed & successful local governmental programs. Land use regulations & incentives will be analyzed, and the need for short-term and long-term planning to increase housing supply will be discussed.
- Wendie L. Kellington, Kellington Law Group PC, Lake Oswego, OR
Redevelopment/ Opportunity Zones: The Opportunity Zone/ Opportunity Fund legislation will be discussed in detail & specific guidance will be provided on finding where Zones are located, how funds are created, and how the investment and redevelopment goals of the private and public sectors can be met through use of both the Opportunity Zones/ Opportunity Funds as well as existing redevelopment programs and incentives.
- Paul Boudreaux, Professor, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL
Hot Topics: Part 2
Affordable Housing: With laudable goals of encouraging people and developers to build more small homes and supporting the sharing economy in tourism, tensions arise for local governments as populations become more dense and pressure on public services increases from transient and larger populations.
- Hon. Peter Buchsbaum, Judge, New Jersey Superior Court (ret.), Lanza and Lanza, LLP, Of Counsel, Flemington, NJ
- Victor M. Marquez, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, San Francisco, CA
Sustainability/ Resilience: This panel will describe threats that are being addressed, and discuss the political & financial realities of needed actions and the laws that are being amended to foster development that will withstand the impact of climate change. The panel will also discuss the action and inaction at the federal level, and how that behavior is impacting state & local governmental actions.
- Sarah Adams-Schoen, Professor, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR
- Jessica Ann Bacher, Professor & Executive Director, Land Use Law Center, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, White Plains, NY
Eminent Domain & Takings: Takings are the excessive use of government’s police power to regulate private property to prevent its use in a manner that the government believes is detrimental to the public, and the regulation so restricts permissible use of the land that the owner has been deprived of all or substantially all of the economic value of the property. This panel will review current case law and statutory issues, and provide guidance to public and private practitioners on most effectively representing clients in either situation.
- Amy Brigham Boulris, Gunster, Miami, FL
- Ronald L. Weaver, Stearns Weaver Miller, Tampa, FL
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