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TODAY

The Hybrid Model Construction CONSTRUCTION

DOCUMENTS CITY COUNCIL

THE TOP-DOWN

Design Commission

The second half of the process is focused on government review and its efforts to shape a project to fit established procedures and regulations.

Let’s Do This Funding Secured

DECISIONS INCREASINGLY BASED ON FINANCE, INFLUENCE, EXPERTISE, AND PROBLEM-FINDING.

Environmental Impact Report

LATER, LOGISTICAL STAGES OF PLANNING

Requires a Narrowing of Public Involvement

Planning Commission

Scoping Document

An Actual Project

Greater Focus on Policy

The Planning Department

THE BOTTOM-UP

EARLY, VISIONING STAGES OF PLANNING

Historic Preservation Commission

The first part of the planning process is dominated by input from stake-holders. Public commentary is invited and alternatives explored. Today, this part of the planning process is often handled through the outreach efforts conducted by city-hired consultants.

Arts and Culture Commission

DECISIONS BASED MORE ON MERIT, COMMONSENSE, AND ADDRESSING PROBLEMATIC ISSUES. Specific Plan General Plan Broad Invitation for Public Involvement

A revitalized “My City” would focus in this realm.

A Potential Project This diagram provides a useful tool for understanding any city planning effort. Although not an official City of Pasadena diagram, it generally describes the City’s approach. (The official organizational chart of Pasadena actually shows an inverted pyramid diagram with citizens

Greater Focus on Exploring Ideas

at the top driving the process, which is another way to portray municipal democracy.) A revitalized “My City” process would work in tandem with the city’s outreach efforts in the bottom-up section of this chart. This diagram recurs on pages 23, 79, 91, 105, 115, 156, & 159.

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OVERVIEW

PROJECTS

EVENTS

PLANITORIUM

NEXT STEPS

CONCLUSIONS

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