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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.

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