Ordinance Basics Part I: Board Authority

Properly written and enforced ordinances can boost a township's credibility, limit public complaints and assist with fair and effective enforcement. Listen in as an expert in municipal law explains statutory authority for both zoning and non-zoning ordinances in this informative session which is the first in a series of four on Writing, Adopting & Enforcing Ordinances.

Catherine P. Kaufman


Catherine P. Kaufman is an attorney at Bauckham, Sparks, Lohrstorfer, Thall and Seeber, PC. Her practice includes all facets of municipal representation, with a concentration on land use, zoning and planning matters. She has served as advisor to municipal planning commissions and zoning boards of appeal, as well as to private citizen and environmental groups. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, she has also worked as a land use planner and is active in statewide planning organizations. An honors graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, she received a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.


Ordinance Basics Part I: Board Authority
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