Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

The 2020 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning series is underway.

Programs will be delivered by webinar. (If you have limited or no Internet access, it is possible to listen by phone.) Programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, members of planning bodies, citizens, attorneys and land use planners. Each session includes the opportunity to participate with questions and comments.

Programs hosted and moderated by the University of Wisconsin -Madison Division of Extension Local Government Education and the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture.

  • Managing Local Rights-of Way and Wisconsin’s New 5G/Small Cell Law

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

This program has taken place. 

Recent laws and regulations to facilitate the deployment of “small wireless facilities” impact local rights-of-way and property uses. These new laws place additional limitations on a local government’s regulatory authority over wireless telecommunications  facilities, include facilities used to provide the next generation of cellphone technology referred to as “5G.” Learn how and to what extent these changes affect your local rights-of-way management and property regulation authority.Presented by Attorneys Anita Gallucci and Julia Potter, Boardman & Clark LLP

  • Planning Body Members Responsibilities as Local Officials

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

This program has taken place.

This program for members and staff of local plan commissions, county planning and zoning committees and zoning boards of appeal/adjustment. It will cover aspects of the open meetings law, ethics and conflicts of interest laws that involve those serving on planning bodies.

Presented by Attorney Philip Freeburg, UW-Madison Division of Extension Local Government Education

  • Annual Case Law and Legislative Update

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

10:30 am — 12:00 Noon

This program has taken place.

Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions and legislation from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin.

Presented by Professor Brian Ohm., Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, UW-Madison and UW-Madison Division of Extension.

Continuing Education Credit for 2020 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences

For live attendance at these webinars, Continuing Maintenance (CM) from American Institute of Certified Planners and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) from the Board of Bar Examiners, accreditation has been applied for.