Position Statements

Request to Gov. Christie regarding a comment period for Recovery Action Plan

posted on October 28th, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News, Position Statements

October 28, 2013 The Honorable Chris ChristieOffice of the GovernorPO Box 001Trenton, NJ 08625  Dear Governor Christie:  Thank you for your ongoing efforts to respond to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. Like you, we have been working to support New Jerseyans and help our communities – from Bergen to Cape May counties – not […]

Comments on CDBG Disaster Recovery Action Plan

posted on March 20th, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News, Position Statements

On March 19 2013, the APA-NJ Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning Committee submitted comments in response to the NJDCA CDBG-Disaster Recovery Action Plan to Commissioner Richard Constable.  Coordination between state, federal and local agencies and building capacity to properly and effectively administer the $1.8 billion in funding was highlighted as the top priority.  

How a “Gold Standard” Hazard Mitigation Plan Might Take Shape in New Jersey

posted on February 25th, 2013 in Committees, Hazard Mitigation & Recovery Planning, News, Position Statements

Through its Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning Committee, the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association agreed that it would be useful to provide the State of New Jersey guidance aimed at informing its decision-making process on how to make mitigation and recovery planning more effective. The initial focus is on what the “Gold Standard” for Mitigation Planning in New Jersey would look like.

Call to Action: Join us in Opposing S-1534

posted on June 27th, 2012 in Committees, News, Position Statements

If enacted, S-1534 would exempt private colleges from any kind of municipal land use oversight and from requirements for compliance with local zoning codes under the Municipal Land Use Law and eliminate the review that municipal planning boards and boards of zoning adjustment conduct when evaluating land use applications.

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