Changing the Culture of "No"

Carson, Richard H.
December 2004
Planning;Dec2004, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p16
Trade Publication
This article presents information on community development department of Clark County, Washington. The 2000 Census showed that Clark County was the fastest growing county in Washington and today it has a population of 534,191 and is adding about 28 people every day. The community development department of this county is responsible for long-range planning, code enforcement and land-use, engineering and building plan reviews. It has succeeded in reinventing itself by using a tool called a performance audit which is an objective, systematic examination of government organizations, programs and activities. INSET: Keys to a Successful Performance Audit.


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