Planning/Zoning Webinar: Trends in Planning and Zoning Virtual Meetings and Online Services

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Local governments are responding to the Coronavirus pandemic by meeting the challenges of protecting their residents, employees, and officials while continuing to provide essential services. Planning and zoning programs are no exception. From hosting virtual planning commission meetings to offering online inspections, permitting, and plan review services, counties are answering the call for continued services in this unprecedented time.
 
During this webinar, planning directors will share their counties’ experiences with virtual meetings and lessons learned. Participants will also learn about legal considerations for virtual public meetings in South Carolina. Two counties will discuss their online planning and zoning services and how this technology has provided business continuity for their departments and clients. The webinar agenda is available here.
 
Please note - The S.C. Planning and Education Advisory Committee (SCPEAC) has announced changes to the training requirements for planning and zoning officials and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the requirements that continuing education training be conducted in a classroom or group setting and in the presence of a coordinator are waived through June 30, 2020. SCAC is pleased to host two planning and zoning continuing education webinars in June that will meet the 3-hour continuing education requirement. The second webinar is scheduled for June 18 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Each webinar will be one and a half hours in length, and individuals will be able to participate from their home computers, laptops, or other electronic means. Participants who complete the webinars will receive a completion certificate from the Association.
 
Unlike previous SCAC training sessions where the planning and zoning coordinators registered individual board/commission members and employees, each individual will register for the webinar by clicking on the registration link. Please forward this e-mail to your board and commission members and encourage them to register and participate.