Event Oct 14, 2017

IMLA's 82nd Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Join Best Best & Krieger LLP at IMLA’s 82nd Annual Conference.

BB&K Speakers:

Mary Beth Coburn
“Land Use: Planning & Zoning for a Resilient Future”
This presentation will discuss how different cities are thinking about future trends in zoning and planning and disaster recovery issues. The first half will focus on the case study of Hartford, Conn., which has all of the complexities and challenges of a post-industrial city, and the second half will focus on disaster recovery and creating resilient infrastructure.
Sunday, Oct. 15
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Joseph Van Eaton, Gail Karish and Gerard Lederer
“Telecommunications: Controlling Your City's Cable TV, Wireless and Broadband Destiny... and Other Telecom Updates”
This panel will discuss cable franchising updates, small cell/wireless policy developments (FCC, state legislature, Congress) and other telecom hot issues.
Monday, Oct. 16
8:45 - 10:15 a.m.


"Telecommunications Section Meeting: FirstNet and an Open Forum on Topics of Current Interest with the Experts"
The section meeting will commence with an update on FirstNet from Gerry Lederer and then address any current hot topics of the day, followed by an opportunity for members to ask any and all questions of interest from the panel.
Monday, Oct. 16
3:55 - 4:55 p.m.

Gene Tanaka and Rebecca Andrews
“Health and Environment Section Meeting: Federal Environmental Law Update”
Federal laws regulating air, water and land affect local government in many ways. The federal environmental law update will review the most recent developments in CERCLA, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and Clean Act, and discuss their impact on local municipal functions.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
2:40 - 3:40 p.m.

Mal Richardson and Todd Leishman
“Hotels in the Neighborhood: How Municipalities are Addressing Airbnb Vacation Rentals, Group Homes and Other Transitory-Lodging Uses into Residential Districts”
With the rise of online vacation-rental booking sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, pop-up lodging uses are proliferating in many municipalities. At the same time, residential care facilities for recovering addicts and other disabled populations are proliferating in residential neighborhoods. How are municipalities handling these uses and what constitutional and statutory constraints do municipalities face in regulating them?
Tuesday, Oct. 17
2:40 - 3:40 p.m.
3:55 - 4:55 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14 - Wednesday, Oct. 18

Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave.
Niagara Falls, Canada L2G 3Y9

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