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Description

The ​Certified ​BZA ​Program ​is ​designed ​to ​provide ​each ​registrant ​with ​a ​comprehensive ​overview ​of ​zoning ​in ​Virginia ​and ​the ​critical ​role ​the ​BZA ​plays ​in ​deciding ​issues ​involving ​zoning ​and ​zoning ​decisions. ​The ​course ​covers ​the ​legal ​foundations ​of ​zoning ​as ​well ​as ​the ​duties, ​powers ​and ​responsibilities ​of ​the ​BZA. ​The ​program ​also ​reviews ​the ​role ​of ​procedural ​and ​substantive ​due ​process ​in ​BZA ​deliberations ​as ​well ​as ​principles ​of ​meeting ​management ​and ​decision ​making. ​The ​course ​is ​especially ​valuable ​for ​newly ​appointed ​BZA ​members ​as ​well ​as ​zoning ​practitioners. ​Veteran ​members ​of ​local ​BZA's ​have ​also ​found ​the ​course ​to ​be ​of ​great ​value. ​This ​event ​is ​composed ​of ​two ​training ​sessions ​(opening ​and ​closing ​sessions) ​and ​a ​self-study ​component ​lasting ​10 ​weeks. ​The ​self-study ​component ​includes ​required ​readings ​and ​homework ​assignments. ​Attending ​and ​critiquing ​a ​BZA ​meeting ​is ​also ​required.

The ​opening ​sessions ​of ​this ​course ​will ​take ​place ​on ​October ​3-4, ​2019 ​at ​Virginia ​Commonwealth ​University's ​Raleigh ​Building ​(1001 ​W. ​Franklin ​Street, ​Richmond ​23284). ​The ​closing ​session ​will ​be ​held ​on ​December ​9, ​2019 ​at ​the ​same ​location. ​The ​cost ​is ​$500 ​per ​person.

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