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
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.
From some early LandRules musings when the idea looked to me more like an independent website…. Usable online development resources in Tulsa are missing or inadequate at best. Land regulations and processes are essential to many people across the country for a wide variety of reasons. Area residents need to make decisions about their real
The task force appointed by Mayor Taylor to study and make recommendations on planning and development processes had it’s first meeting March 11, 2009. It was an open meeting, although not very well publicized. I read about it in the Tulsa World and decided I’d go. Good Stuff, l-o-n-g overdue. As I sat there listening
In 2002 I got an idea that came out of a passion for helping people understand the maze of land use regulations in Tulsa. Our systems and processes are confusing and the available resources are not as accessible as they should be.