2015 NMLZO Semi-Annual Meeting Booklet

HOTEL INFORMATION
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1901 University Blvd., N.E.
Albuquerque, NM
Toll Free: 866-384-4934 or
Local: 505-884-2500
www.cpabq.com
MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE OR BEFORE APRIL 23rd.
Room Rate: $83.00 plus tax for Single or Double Occupancy
Call the Hotel directly to make your room reservations and ask for
the NEW MEXICO LEAGUE OF ZONING OFFICIALS ROOM
BLOCK. In order to receive this special room rate, you must make
your reservations before Thursday, April 23rd.
IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of rooms in our block
which is on a first come (call), first served basis. Therefore it is
possible they will be sold out prior to the cut-off date of April 23rd,
and the hotel may get full with other groups. So reserve your hotel
room soon to avoid having to make lodging arrangements at
another hotel/motel.
Hotel Cancellation Policy:
By 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival otherwise you will be charged for
one night.
May 6th - 8th
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Albuquerque
TO:
NEW MEXICO LEAGUE OF ZONING OFFICIALS
FROM:
Clyde Strain, CZO, President – NMLZO
Planning Director - City of Gallup
SUBJECT:
MAY 6-8, 2015 NMLZO SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING/WORKSHOP
DATE:
March 18, 2015
ARE YOU A MEMBER?
THE NEW MEXICO
LEAGUE OF ZONING OFFICIALS
The Semi-Annual Meeting/Workshop of the New Mexico League of Zoning Officials
(NMLZO) is scheduled for May 6th through the 8th. It will be held in Albuquerque at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd. N.E., www.cpabq.com, (South of Menaul).
This meeting will offer the Third Workshop of Series Fourteen. Each Series offers four
workshops toward the completion of the NMLZO Basic Certification Program, and
toward credits for the Continuing Certification Program (CCP). The sessions offered
at this meeting will be part of the core certification requirements.
Delegate registration for the meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6 th.
Thereafter, the meeting will commence at 1:30 p.m. and will conclude at noon on
Friday, May 8th. This conference program will offer an interesting line up of timely
issues. Refer to the attached Preliminary Program which will also be posted as part
of this booklet on our website at www.nmml.org, click on Subsections then on Zoning
Officials or click on Events/Training then go to May events.
In order to be eligible to run for the Board of Directors, to serve on any Committee, to
vote on any issue, to apply for scholarships, to become a Certified Zoning Official
(CZO), or to Recertify, you must be a Member of the New Mexico League of Zoning
Officials for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.
SPECIAL NOTE: Encourage your Commissioners to attend this entire meeting or the
Thursday session that specifically offers training for them. Please make this packet
available to them.
If you are unsure whether your Membership Dues Renewal Invoice of July 1, 2014
was paid or whether you are a member or not, please refer to the Membership List on
the website address listed below.
The registration fee for the meeting is $185.00 if you register by April 22 nd, thereafter,
it will be $230.00. So register early and save! Fill out the attached Registration Form
and return it to the NM Municipal League office no later than Wednesday, April 29 th
so that adequate meal and space arrangements can be made.
If your name does not appear on the Membership List then please join the NMLZO by
filling out the NMLZO Membership Application form (download from website). Please
mail it along with your payment to the New Mexico Municipal League.
URGENT: Attendance at all NMLZO Workshops is very important and attendance is
monitored and verified. Therefore, if you register for the Workshop, plan to attend ALL
of the workshop sessions. Credit will be given only if you actually attend all of the
sessions for the basic certification program, and for the continuing certification
program. This is an effort to sustain the credibility of our Workshops as well as our
Association.
For sleeping accommodations, refer to the attached Hotel Information. This booklet
can also be found on our webpage at www.nmml.org.
We hope to see you in Albuquerque!
Do you know someone or a group (P&Z Commission, etc.) who is not a MEMBER of
the NMLZO?
If you know of anyone who is interested in becoming a NMLZO member, please feel
free to make the membership application available to them or ask them to retrieve it
from our website address as listed below.
IMPORTANT: To retrieve the Membership List and Application, go to www.nmml.org;
click on Subsections, then click on Zoning Officials.
NEW MEXICO LEAGUE OF ZONING OFFICIALS
2014-2016
District Representative Committee
(A SUBSECTION OF THE NEW MEXICO MUNICIPAL LEAGUE)
CHAIR
SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING/WORKSHOP
Kerrie Maes
Valencia County
May 6-8, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Albuquerque
REPRESENTATIVE
-SERIES FOURTEEN – WORKSHOP THREE-
ALTERNATE
District 1
Evette Montano
Village of Milan
Donica Sharpe
City of Bloomfield
District 2
Lucia Sanchez
Rio Arriba County
Dominic Gonzales
City of Santa Fe
District 3
Damian Casias
Village of Cimarron
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
11:30 AM
REGISTRATION
1:30 - 5:00 PM
AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION
Presiding:
1:30 PM
Maria Perea
City of Las Vegas
1:45 - 3:30 PM
Elpidia Solis
City of Texico
VACANT
Speaker:
District 6
Samantha Mendez
Lincoln County
Gilbert Morales
City of Ruidoso Downs
Erica Giron
Bernalillo County
3:45 - 5:00 PM
METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY –
ZONING AND INFILL REDEVELOPMENT
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Speaker:
Joyce Jordan
City of Rio Rancho
Charlie Deans, Principal
CommunityByDesign
BREAK & NETWORKING
Hermelinda Vasquez
City of Sunland Park
District 8
Overview of the NM Metropolitan Redevelopment Code Statute
Overview of the NM Arts and Cultural District Statute
Principles of Great Town Centers
Communities, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned
Interactive Exercise: Does your community have what it takes to
use these revitalization tools?
3:30 - 3:45 PM
District 7
Raymond Chavez
City of Truth or Consequences
REVITALIZATION USING METROPOLITAN
REDEVELOPMENT AREA PLANS AND ARTS &
CULTURAL DISTRICTS: The Tools to Creating
Great Town Centers
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District 5
Laura Brock
City of Lovington
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO, President, NMLZO
District 4
Sandra Little
City of Clovis
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO, President, NMLZO
Planning Director - City of Gallup
Role and Goals of the MRA
Enabling Legislation
Current MRA Projects
Zoning and Infill Redevelopment
Rebecca Velarde, Metropolitan Redevelopment Manager
City of Albuquerque
 EVENING FREE 
S P O U S E / G U E S T R E G I S TR AT I O N (Includes all functions, meals, etc.):
THURSDAY, MAY 7
Registration will not be processed unless payment is enclosed.
7:30 AM
REGISTRATION - Continues
8:00 AM
WELCOME
 Early Registration
Speaker:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presiding:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Honorable Richard J. Berry, Mayor – City of Albuquerque
MORNING GENERAL SESSION
After April 22nd - $85
NAME:
EMAIL:
(For registration confirmation)
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO, President, NMLZO
LAND USE OFFICIALS TRAINING
(Planning & Zoning Commissioners, City Council, County
Commission, Municipal & Magistrate Judges, Etc.)
CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION
A.
Citizen Participation
B.
Commission Member Responsibilities
CHAPTER TWO – SERVING ON THE COMMISSION
A.
Membership on a Commission
B.
Commission Organization
CHAPTER THREE – COMMISSIONER MEMBER’S CODE OF
CONDUCT – “Do The Right Thing”: Everyday Ethics For
Commissioners
Speaker:
 Late Registration
By April 22nd - $70
Randy Van Vleck, General Counsel - NM Municipal League
Spouse/Guest will attend:
 Luncheon (5/7/15)
 Social (5/7/15)
 I prefer a vegetarian meal
For dietary restrictions or special needs, contact Colette at (800) 432-2036.
PAYMENT INFORMATION: Check made payable to NMML
 Check Enclosed (Include registrant name on check/stub.)
 Included on Registrants Purchase Order. Attach copy or provide PO#
__________
 Charge registrant & spouse/guest fee to registrant’s VISA/Master Card to the left.
 Charge my registration fee to:  VISA or  MasterCard listed below.
The NMML is authorized to use the card below to pay all applicable registration fee(s) in the
amount of $
.
10:00 - 10:15 AM
BREAK & NETWORKING
Card #:
________ Exp. Date:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LAND USE OFFICIALS TRAINING (continued)
Name of Card Holder: _______________________
__________
___________
(If different from registrant name)
CHAPTER FOUR – COORDINATION WITH GOVERNING BODY,
STAFF AND OTHERS
A.
Coordination with Governing Body
Relationship to Governing Body
Communications from the Governing Body
Communications to the Governing Body
Completed Commission Work
Governing Body Meetings and Agendas
B.
C.
Speakers:
Coordinating with Staff
Duties of Assigned Staff
The Relationship between Assigned Staff and the
Commission
Relations with Other Commissions, Outside Agencies
and the General Public
Other Commissions
Outside Agencies
General Public
Individual Commissioners
Press and Other Media
The Proper Meeting Conduct
Brennon Williams, CZO, Code Compliance Manager
City of Albuquerque
Juanita Garcia, CZO, Zoning Administrator
Bernalillo County
RETURN BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th TO:
Valerie Maes  [email protected]
P.O. Box 846  Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (800) 432-2036 or (505) 982-5573  Fax (505) 984-1392
NMML REGISTRATION/CANCELLATION POLICY:
• After April 29th you must register on-site.
• Cancellations must be received in writing by April 29th.
• A $25 fee charged for all cancellations received before April 29th.
• No refunds after April 29th.
• No partial refunds.
• Pre-registered no shows are responsible for full registration fee.
• Credit card transaction(s) processed immediately.
• Receipts available upon registration check-in.
• Registration confirmations will be emailed.
• This policy applies to Spouse/Guest Registrants.
• Weather related no shows will be charged $25.
• By submission of this form, I agree to all registration/cancellation policies.
2015 NMLZO SEMI-ANNUAL
MEETING/WORKSHOP
THURSDAY, MAY 7 - Continued
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
ADVANCE REGISTRATION
CHAPTER FIVE - COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE
A. General Provisions
B. Procedures
C. Rules of Order
Register on-line at www.nmml.org with Credit Card, P.O. or Bill Me Options.
Contact [email protected] for login information.
Full Meeting: (Includes Commissioners’ training
Early Registration
By April 22nd
Late Registration
After April 22nd
 $185
$230
& all functions/meals etc.)
 Luncheon (5/7/15)
 Social (5/7/15)
Full Meeting Registrant will attend:
Commissioners’ Training Only:
 $130
 $155
Speaker:
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Presiding:
1:15 - 5:00 PM
Presiding:
(Thursday only includes luncheon and social)
 Luncheon (5/7/15)
 Social (5/7/15)
One-Day Registrant will attend:
1:15 - 5:00 PM
TITLE:
EMPLOYERS NAME:
(Municipality or County)
MAILING ADDRESS:
(Including City/State/Zip)
BILLING ADDRESS:
LUNCHEON/AWARDS CEREMONY
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO, President, NMLZO
AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION
Michael Garcia, CZO, President-Elect, NMLZO
Assistant Planner – Rio Arriba County
LAND USE OFFICIALS TRAINING (continued)
CHAPTER SEVEN – FINDINGS OF FACT AND
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
A. The Requirement that the Order Be In Writing
B. The Requirements of Findings of Fact and Conclusions
of Law
C. Preparation of Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
D. Adoption of Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
E. Filing the Decision of the Commission
F. Service of the Decision
(Including City/State/Zip)
PHONE:
(For registration confirmation)
 Vegetarian Meal
Randy Van Vleck, General Counsel – NM Municipal League
CHAPTER SIX – COMPLYING WITH BATTERSHELL
A. Battershell v. City of Albuquerque 108 N.M. 658,
777 p.2d 386 – Due Process Requirements
B. Swearing of Witnesses
C. Cross Examination
D. Ex Parte Communications
E. Sample Provisions
a. Testimony Under Oath
b. Manner of Presentations to the Commission
i.
Applicants
ii.
Opponents
iii. Members of the Public
iv. Evidence
NAME:
EMAIL:
LAND USE OFFICIALS TRAINING (continued)
For dietary restrictions or special needs, contact Colette at (800) 432-2036.
PAYMENT INFORMATION: Check made payable to NMML
 Check Enclosed  Will Bring to Meeting (Include member ID on check/stub.)
 Purchase Order
Attach copy or provide PO#
 Charge registration fee to: Visa or Master Card listed below.
CHAPTER EIGHT – OPEN MEETINGS ACT/INSPECTION OF
PUBLIC RECORDS
Speaker:
Randy Van Vleck, General Counsel – NM Municipal League
The NMML is authorized to use the card below to pay all applicable registration fee(s)
in the amount of $__________.
3:00 - 3:15 PM
BREAK & NETWORKING
Card #:
5:15 - 9:00 PM
SOCIAL
Dinner & Musical Entertainment will be provided.
Exp. Date:
Name of Card Holder:
(If different from Registrant Name)
NM League of Zoning Officials
FRIDAY, MAY 8
9:00 - 11:15 AM
Presiding:
9:00 - 11:15 AM
MORNING GENERAL SESSION
Ron Vonderhaar, CZO, Immediate Past President, NMLZO
Impact Fee Coordinator – City of Albuquerque
(Planning Com)MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
A mock public hearing of the fictitious NMLZO Planning
Commission.
This session will utilize and employ the methods,
procedures, and requirements of the public hearing process as presented
during the general sessions of Thursday’s workshop. A mock hearing will
be conducted and issues such as legislative vs. quasi-judicial actions,
rules of procedure, and findings of fact & conclusions of law will be
addressed in an enjoyable inappropriately educational atmosphere.
Speaker:
Facilitators:
NMLZO Board of Directors
BREAK & NETWORKING
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
BUSINESS MEETING
12:00 PM
President
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO
Planning Director
City of Gallup
P.O. Box 1270
Gallup, NM 87305
(505) 863-1244 Fax (505) 722-5131
[email protected]
President - Elect
Michael Garcia – CZO, CFM
Assistant Planner
Rio Arriba County
1122 Industrial Park Road
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 747-5308 Fax (505) 753-4732
[email protected]
Vice President
Loretta Hatch, CFM
Planning & Zoning Officer
Village of Bosque Farms
P.O. Box 660
Peralta, NM 87042
(505) 869-2358 Fax (505) 869-3342
[email protected]
Immediate Past President
Ronald Vonderhaar, CZO
Impact Fee Coordinator
City of Albuquerque Planning Dept.
600 2nd St. N.W., Suite 201
Albuquerque, NM 87103
(505) 924-3984 Fax (505) 924-3967
[email protected]
Secretary/Treasurer
William F. Fulginiti
Executive Director
NM Municipal League
P.O. Box 846
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(800) 432-2036 Fax (505) 984-1392
[email protected]
City Board Member
Cynthia Lopez, CZO
Senior Planner
City of Farmington
800 Municipal Drive
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 599-1448 Fax (505) 599-1299
[email protected]
County Board Member
James Naranjo, CZO
Code Enforcement
City/County of Los Alamos
1000 Central Ave., Suite 150
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-8054 Fax (505) 662-8079
[email protected]
Member-At-Large
Stella Rael
Planning & Zoning Administrator
City of Alamogordo
1376 9th St.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 439-4208 Fax (575) 439-4343
[email protected]
Brennon Williams, CZO, Code Compliance Manager
City of Albuquerque
10:15 - 10:30 AM
Presiding:
2014-2016 Board of Directors
Clyde “C.B.” Strain, CZO, President, NMLZO
DISTRIBUTION OF ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES
& ADJOURNMENT
URGENT: To obtain/points toward certification,
attendance at all sessions is required and will be
monitored. Points for any missed sessions will
need to be made up.
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