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Join FSHC’s Kevin Walsh and PlanSmart NJ for Policy Briefing on Mount Laurel

Posted by Laura Denker on November 26th 2013

Policy Briefing: Mount Laurel Revisited, Beyond the Supreme Court Decision December 13, 2013 8:00 AM to 11:30 The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ

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The program will open with a summary of highlights of the just-published book, Climbing Mount Laurel (Princeton University Press), a systematic evaluation of the impact of Ethel Lawrence Homes in Mount Laurel Township on its low and moderate residents, its neighbors and on the Township.

Then two panels will evaluate the September 26, 2013 New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on the Council of Affordable Housing’s round III methodology for calculating each town’s affordable housing obligation.

The forum will include an explanation of the key findings of the Supreme Court’s decision and insights from housing experts into what the third round fair share numbers might be and implications of the Court’s decision on municipalities, homebuilders and low and moderate income households.

Agenda
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 Ann Brady, Executive Director, PlanSmart NJ - Welcome
8:35 Phil Caton, PP, FAICP - Moderator/Introductions
8:45 David Kinsey, PP, FAICP - Highlights of Climbing Mount Laurel
9:05 Henry Kent-Smith, Esq. - Highlights of Recent Legal Decisions
9:25 Art Bernard, PP - Estimating Fair Share Housing Obligations

Responses

9:45 Creigh Rahenkamp, PP - The Homebuilder Perspective
10:00 Jeffrey Surenian, Esq. - The Municipal Perspective
10:15 Kevin Walsh, Esq. - The Public Interest Perspective
10:30 Lori Grifa, Esq. - Lori’s Perspective

10:45 Q & A

11:15 Phil Caton, PP, FAICP - Wrap-up/Agenda

Speaker Bios

For more information on the Supreme Court’s decision, you can access the ruling here and a narrative about the effects of the Mount Laurel Decisions here.

The Policy Briefing has been approved for 1.75 AICP CM credits and 2.5 hours Professional Development for Municipal Clerks.

PlannSmart has applied for and it is expected attendees and participants will receive NJ CLE credits.