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Professor David Owens / Quasi-Judicial Hearing Procedures Training

Professor David Owens* of the UNC School of Government will be holding a Quasi-Judicial Hearing Procedures Training on the evening of Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Town Council Chamber. Some subject areas that may be covered include ex-parte communications, appeal in the nature of certiorari, the ins and outs of evidence, conflict of interest, and standing. Please mark your calendars and join us for an engaging evening with Professor Owens.

A majority of the membership of the Town Council, Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission, Community Design Commission, Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board, Housing Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board may be in attendance at this training.

*David Owens: Gladys Hall Coates Professor of Public Law and Government

David Owens joined UNC’s Institute of Government in 1989. Prior to that, he was an attorney and senior planner for the Wisconsin State Planning Office and spent 10 years with the NC Division of Coastal Management. His publications include numerous books and articles on zoning law, including the basic legal reference, Land Use Law in North Carolina, and the widely used guide for citizen boards, Introduction to Zoning. He has also written on a variety of land use law topics (variances, special use permits, extraterritorial jurisdiction), the scope of local government authority, urban growth management, regulation of religious land uses and adult businesses, conflicts of interest, planning legislation, and various aspects of coastal management law and policy. Owens received a graduate planning degree and law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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