Arizona Lawyers Confront The COVID Landscape

Adam Baugh:  We’ve been quick to pivot. All public city meetings have been cancelled. Not just public hearings (Planning & Zoning, City Council, and neighbor meetings) but even ongoing, daily staff meetings where we resolve site plan and land use issues by working with staff.  Face-to-face neighbor outreach is paused which makes it difficult to resolve potential concerns. The list goes on. But development must go, and we have found ways to adapt and be resilient. Virtual neighbor meetings are one method, conference calls with staff, Webex meetings with staff, online submittals, virtual inspections, virtual site tours, online plan review, and more. We’ve found ways to advance cases even when the municipal buildings are closed to the public.  Read more