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Clearzoning gives local governments a clear advantage when seeking to attract quality development and improve customer service. Clearzoning is clear and connected.

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Clearzoning Overview

  1. 1. Integrating Everyday Technology into Local Government A Local Economic Development & Customer Service Strategy 28021 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076 www.clearzoning.com
  2. 2. In the US and beyond, we use and rely on technology on a daily basis for business and personal needs.
  3. 3. mobile phones….
  4. 4. In 2005, 13% of US population has a mobile phone Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  5. 5. In 2010, 96% of US population has a mobile phone Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  6. 6. Source: Pew Research Center computers….
  7. 7. In 2010, 57% of US households have a desktop computer Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  8. 8. In 2010, 56% of US households have a laptop computer Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  9. 9. In 2010, 12% of US households own a reading device (i.e., Kindle, Nook) Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  10. 10. In 2010, 8% of US households own a tablet (i.e., iPad) Source: International Association for Wireless Telecommunications
  11. 11. Source: Pew Research Center Businesses make money using the internet….
  12. 12. In 2009, $1,862 billion in manufacturing trade resulting from e-commerce Source: US Census
  13. 13. In 2009, $145 billion in retail trade resulting from e-commerce Source: US Census
  14. 14. Source: US Census We expect answers from the internet….
  15. 15. In 2010, 77% of US adults use the internet Source: Pew Research Center
  16. 16. In 2010, 92% of US adult internet users send or read email Source: Pew Research Center
  17. 17. In 2010, 87% of US adult internet users use a search engine to find information Source: Pew Research Center
  18. 18. In 2010, 67% of US adult internet users look for information about their local, state or federal government Source: Pew Research Center
  19. 19. In 2010, 66% of US adult internet users buy a product online Source: Pew Research Center
  20. 20. Source: US Census We use the internet to connect with each other….
  21. 21. In 2010, 61% of US adult internet users visit social networking sites Source: Pew Research Center
  22. 22. In 2010, 38 is the average age of social networking site users Source: Pew Research Center
  23. 23. What about you?
  24. 24. Own a mobile phone?
  25. 25. Own a mobile phone? Own a computer?
  26. 26. Own a mobile phone? Own a computer? Use the internet for business?
  27. 27. Own a mobile phone? Own a computer? Use the internet for business? Use the internet for personal use?
  28. 28. Own a mobile phone? Own a computer? Use the internet for business? Use the internet for personal use? Send and read email?
  29. 29. Own a mobile phone? Own a computer? Use the internet for business? Use the internet for personal use? Send and read email? Do online research?
  30. 30. Shouldn’t everyday technology from our business and personal lives be integrated with local government?
  31. 31. Shouldn’t technology from our business and personal lives be integrated with local government? Why isn’t it?
  32. 32. Source: National League of Cities Many local governments have a renewed interest in policies that support and grow their small business community
  33. 33. Source: National League of Cities Many local governments have a renewed interest in policies that support and grow their small business community How can everyday technology help?
  34. 34. Source: National League of Cities The National League of Cities suggests that the local policies that have the greatest impact on small business growth are...
  35. 35. Source: National League of Cities ... providing regulatory assistance...
  36. 36. Source: National League of Cities ... and creating a supportive culture between the local public and private sectors.
  37. 37. Source: National League of Cities Regulatory assistance includes one-stop shops and streamlining permitting/zoning processes .
  38. 38. Source: National League of Cities “ These...are exactly those things that local small businesses expect from their local government….
  39. 39. Source: National League of Cities “ These...are exactly those things that local small businesses expect from their local government. Surprisingly, however, only 59% of cities report providing regulatory assistance ....”
  40. 40. Everyday technology can be employed to streamline the permitting & zoning process by making relevant information easy to access and understand .
  41. 41. clear zoning is a municipal coding process
  42. 42. <ul><li>It maintains the regulatory effect of a zoning ordinance </li></ul>clear zoning is a municipal coding process
  43. 43. <ul><li>It maintains the regulatory effect of a zoning ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your code, only better </li></ul>clear zoning is a municipal coding process
  44. 44. <ul><li>It maintains the regulatory effect of a zoning ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your code, only better </li></ul><ul><li>No expensive or proprietary software is needed </li></ul>clear zoning is a municipal coding process
  45. 45. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This?
  46. 46. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This? Can most of your municipal staff answer basic zoning questions?
  47. 47. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This Online?
  48. 48. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This Online? How is this system improving the understanding of the zoning ordinance?
  49. 49. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This Online? Can a user refer easily to related sections of the zoning code?
  50. 50. Does Your Ordinance Look Like This Online? Are you paying an annual fee for hosting your zoning ordinance with an outside vendor?
  51. 51. <ul><li>Clearzoning is about transformation </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Clearzoning is about transformation </li></ul><ul><li>It consolidates text and adds graphics , reducing bulk and clarifying regulations </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connects sections of the code to other sections </li></ul></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connects sections of the code to other sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduces the number of pages </li></ul></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connects sections of the code to other sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduces the number of pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhances “readability” and understanding </li></ul></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connects sections of the code to other sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduces the number of pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhances “readability” and understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engages users using everyday technology </li></ul></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>The end result is a user-friendly, clear, digital document that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is hosted on your municipal website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links the zoning map legend to zoning text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connects sections of the code to other sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reduces the number of pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhances “readability” and understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engages users using everyday technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It may also be printed and bound as a hard-copy </li></ul>
  60. 60. A clear zoning Code: Clear and Connected Zoning districts are simply laid out as a two-page spread, containing all basic zoning information
  61. 61. A clear zoning Code: Clear and Connected Each district features an easy-to-read list of permitted uses, with hyperlinks to relevant sections in the ordinance
  62. 62. Each district features an easy-to-read list of basic zoning requirements, with graphics to aid understanding
  63. 63. <ul><li>Navigation Buttons: </li></ul><ul><li>Instant access to zoning map </li></ul><ul><li>Table of contents in one click </li></ul><ul><li>“ How To” help from every page </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>Article Side Tabs: </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive access </li></ul><ul><li>Reach section contents with one click </li></ul><ul><li>Organization that is easy to understand </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>No fumbling through hundreds of pages </li></ul>Harness the Power of Hyperlinked Text:
  66. 66. <ul><li>No fumbling through hundreds of pages </li></ul><ul><li>No post-it notes required </li></ul>Harness the Power of Hyperlinked Text:
  67. 67. <ul><li>No fumbling through hundreds of pages </li></ul><ul><li>No post-it notes required </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly reach any cross-reference </li></ul>Harness the Power of Hyperlinked Text:
  68. 68. <ul><li>No fumbling through hundreds of pages </li></ul><ul><li>No post-it notes required </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly reach any cross-reference </li></ul><ul><li>Save valuable time of citizens, business owners and staff </li></ul>Harness the Power of Hyperlinked Text:
  69. 69. <ul><li>No fumbling through hundreds of pages </li></ul><ul><li>No post-it notes required </li></ul><ul><li>Instantly reach any cross-reference </li></ul><ul><li>Save valuable time of citizens, business owners and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your customer service </li></ul>Harness the Power of Hyperlinked Text:
  70. 70. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces paper </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces paper </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces counter time answering questions </li></ul>
  73. 73. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces paper </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces counter time answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances economic development </li></ul>
  74. 74. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces paper </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces counter time answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the zoning code to be used around the clock and around the world, and </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>A clear zoning ordinance : </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces paper </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces counter time answering questions </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the zoning code to be used around the clock and around the world, and </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a better understanding of the Code to developers, business owners, & citizens </li></ul>
  76. 76. www.clearzoning.com

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