alt=""Explore your role in land use decision-making and regulation.

Register for this free webinar.

Land use can be complex and expensive! As new council members or planning commission members, your role is to make informed and thoughtful decisions when it comes to comprehensive planning, subdivision and zoning ordinances, conditional use permits, variances, and more.

During a webinar on Feb. 1, review the basics of municipal planning and zoning, the nature of land use decision-making, and the purpose and elements of common zoning tools and techniques. Then, explore the process for creating records of decisions that will withstand judicial review.

During this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn the theory, practice, and constraints of local land use regulation.
  • Identify and apply the source and types of authority associated with decision-making.
  • Discover the importance and process of creating a record to support local decisions.

Do you have land use questions? Email them before the webinar to by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1. We’ll answer as many as we can during the live broadcast and will also take questions during the webinar.

Additional Resources

View the Planning and Zoning 101 memo

View the Zoning Decisions memo


Jed Burkett, Land Use Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust


Kyle Hartnett, Assistant Research Manager/Staff Attorney, League of Minnesota Cities


Mayors, council members, planning commissioners, and any city staff involved in land use

Date & Time

Feb. 1 — 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
A recording will be posted by Feb. 2.



You will be participating via the internet using GoToWebinar. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions to join the session. Please note: If you don’t receive your email, check your junk or spam folder.