March 10, 2010 Madam Chair, Members of TMAPC: My name is Jim Beach. I have served on the PLANiTULSA Citizen’s Committee since its beginning. I work at Wallace Engineering as a land development consultant and have worked in this industry in Tulsa since 1980. Nine of those years were as an INCOG employee serving as
In my work, if we talk about a project site in some detail and you bring it up a week later, I have to think a bit to get it fixed back in my head. Same with visiting a new city and driving to a project site using only written directions. I may have trouble
Land use regulations take away rights from land owners. There is a basic premise that says, as a land owner I have a right to use my property any way I see fit. Zoning and other land use laws restrict my use of property. Such restrictions help protect against incompatible land uses occurring on adjacent
I was invited to present my ideas about online delivery of land development rules and processes to the Mayor’s Task Force on Education and Communication this evening (4/13/09). I put together some slides to help present the concept.
I saw an article in Planetizen today about Twitter and the variety of uses people are finding for it. One woman tweeted for help after being mugged and 3 people immediately called 911 for her. Most of us have heard already that the first report of a plane landing in the Hudson River came from