Mike Slavney and Jackie Mich speak at the APA-WI Planning Conference

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Mike Slavney and Jackie Mich speak at the APA-WI Planning Conference

ON SEPTEMBER 23rd Vandewalle & Associates’ Principal Mike Slavney, FAICP; and Assistant Planner Jackie Mich, AICP–along with Matthew Dregne from Stafford Rosenbaum–spoke at the APA-WI Planning Conference at Lawrence University in Appleton. The team presented recommendations for Sign Regulations based on the July 2015 US Supreme Court ruling in Reed v Town of Gilbert, which held that sign rules based on the content of signs are an copy-WIlogounconstitutional restriction of free speech.  This ruling has the effect of making many provisions of most municipal sign codes unconstitutional, and therefore subject to constitutionally-based lawsuits. Our model post-Reed code has now been adopted by several Wisconsin cities and villages. The annual APA-WI conference focused on “Planning for Prosperity” which explored the link between planning & economic development.

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