“The Rubber Stamp Process: Broken Governance in Planning & Development”

Workshop Description

Robert Nothoff, co-author of “The Rubber Stamp Process,” will provide a workshop detailing inequalities in the planning processes in Anaheim and Santa Ana, what the implications of this broken process are for the greater community, and proposed solutions to address the stated challenges. The session will also include a review of the original research that went into “The Rubber Stamp Process.”

Presenter Background

Robert Nothoff
Robert has worked at OCCORD (Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development) for the past 3 years as a Policy Analyst. OCCORD is committed to building a sustainable, robust, and fair economy that benefits everyone who lives and works in the community. With a combination of community organizing, strategic research, and advocacy, OCCORD works toward a long term transformation of Orange County’s economy by building coalitions, training grassroots leaders, and informing policymakers to ensure that economic development benefits every sector of society.

 Robert possesses both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He became interested in the topic as a result of economic inequalities he witnessed while growing up in the Metro Detroit area. During his undergraduate career at Michigan State University, Robert became a student leader and was very vocal in bringing a Chicano/Latino Studies program to the University, implementing a Cesar Chavez library, and served as a liason between Chicano/Latino students and the University to ensure that their needs were met.

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