Very high on my list of things to do here as part of my campaign is to bone up on all things PC zoning, planned community, which more and more people are identifying as the source for the bulk of abuse that people sense about losing control of the community to developers. PC Zoning seems like a “mulligan” in golf terms, something that lets people start over, or ignore the rules. It’s like a get out of jail free card, as they would say in Monopoly the board game.
Fred Balin’s five part series says among other things that Karen Holman and Greg Scharff ran in 2009 on a promise to reform PC zoning. I would say that Karen has been tougher on projects than Greg Scharff has.
Kudos to Fred Balin for putting so much thought and hard work into this. The series focuses on Alma Plaza Project as a case study, and also links to a similar article recently by Bob Moss, on transparency.