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2020 Land Use Fundamentals eConference

Contains material from May 2020

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Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners.
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Total Credit Hours:
4.00     Credit Info
Specialization: Administrative Law | Oil, Gas and Mineral Law | Real Estate Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$100  

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1. Comprehensive Plans (May 2020)

Cathy Cunningham

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 6 pgs
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 1 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

Comprehensive Plans (May 2020)

A review of the requirements for and various types of comprehensive plans.

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Cathy Cunningham, Thomson Reuters - Grand Prairie, TX

2. Zoning 101 (May 2020)

Brenda N. McDonald

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 2 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Zoning 101 (May 2020)

Including a review of zoning legal requirements and procedures; how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan.

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Brenda N. McDonald, Messer, Fort & McDonald - Frisco, TX

3. Subdivision and Platting: A Land Use Foundation (May 2020)

Omar Izfar

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 47 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 3 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Subdivision and Platting: A Land Use Foundation (May 2020)

Regulation of subdivision platting often greatly impacts the use of land and plays an important role in the land development process. Hear a description of key concepts, mechanics, and regulation of platting.

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Omar Izfar, Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C. - Houston, TX

4. The Basics of Right-of-Way (May 2020)

Donna M. Fairweather

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 4 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

The Basics of Right-of-Way (May 2020)

Right-of-Way planning considerations. “There’s more to that right-of-way than that right of way”. Understanding the basics of right-of-way to help local governments in their planning, constructing, maintaining and use of their rights-of-way.    

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Donna M. Fairweather, City of Galveston - Galveston, TX

5. Board of Adjustments (May 2020)

Tad Holland Cleaves

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 5 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Board of Adjustments (May 2020)

An overview of the role of the ZBA in adjudicating variances, special exceptions, and appeals from administrative decisions.  Emphasis placed on the importance of procedural rules, development of the record, and the standards imposed by statute and the courts.

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Tad Holland Cleaves, City of Liberty Hill - Liberty Hill, TX

6. Basics of Annexation & Development Agreements (May 2020)

Joseph J. Gorfida Jr.

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 48 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 56 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 6 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

Basics of Annexation & Development Agreements (May 2020)

An overview of the basics of annexation and the issues facing Texas municipalities’ abilities to annex in light of the change in law by the 2019 Texas legislature. 

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Land Use Fundamentals

Joseph J. Gorfida Jr., Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith L.L.P. - Dallas, TX