The Missouri Chapter of APA is engaged in an educational effort to provide information about state planning laws and the need for reform. In January the APA along with the Missouri Association of Councils of Government sponsored workshops on the importance of planning for communities around the state.
Two companion bills in the Missouri legislature are slowly moving forward. They provide an important update to State Planning Law, known as the Missouri County Planning Act of 2009. Senate Bill 5 and House Bill 379 will provide Missouri Counties with the ability to plan for growth and development. The bills retain the element of citizen participation through a vote to enact any zoning requirements, but the provide county commissioners with the means to develop a county plan.
Report—Legislative Affairs Consultant