On Friday, February 10, 2023, Orlando partner Scott Glass presented a 90-minute primer on Land Use Law as part of an all-day training session for county and municipal planning commissioners, elected officials, local government managers and professional planning staff. The program was sponsored by the Orlando Metro Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Scott, who has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law for over a decade, primarily addressed restrictions placed on the scope and nature of land use and planning by the United States and Florida Constitutions, as well as by Federal, State and local statutes and ordinances. In addition to covering such diverse topics as physical takings, regulatory takings and the regulation of signs and adult uses, Scott provided a tutorial on best practices for conducting both legislative and quasi-judicial hearings, including briefing the attendees on Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Acts.
As the professional association of Florida planners in both the public and private sectors, APA Florida works to provide its 3,000 members with career development and training opportunities, a voice for legislation and policy in Tallahassee, and a strong network for mentoring, partnerships, and social activities. The Orlando Metro Section of APA Florida is composed of local planners, architects, city and county officials and others interested in the planning profession.
About Scott A. Glass
Scott Glass is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he focuses his practice on local government law, land use issues and related litigation and is a member of the Government Law Practice Group. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. With more than 25 years of experience, Scott is recognized in the region for confronting tough legal issues with a focused approach.