Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty Present Webinar on Zoning Ethics as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use Series

On January 16, 2019, Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty of Siana Bellwoar, presented a webinar on Ethics and Zoning to more than 45 participants from across the Commonwealth as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use series. Participants received AICP maintenance credits for attending. The webinar series assists municipal elected…

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Commonwealth Court Offers Reminder that Land Development Waivers Must Meet Undue Hardship Threshold

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently emphasized to developers and municipalities the need to properly justify waivers from provisions of a subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) during the land development process. In Lake MacLeod Homeowners’ Association, Inc. v. Pine Township Board of Supervisors and Cavalier Partners, LP, the Court sided with the objectors by holding…

Eric M. Brown, Esquire Addresses Social Media Use by Municipalities in Webinar

On February 14, 2018, Siana Bellwoar Partner, Eric M. Brown, Esquire discussed social media usage by municipalities during a live webinar presented by Strafford Publications. He identified best management practices to consider when developing social media policies; the parameters within which a municipal employer may regulate the social media conduct of public employees both on…

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Policy for Employers – Part 2 by Eric M. Brown, Esquire

The First Amendment and Governmental Entities   The First Amendment poses a special concern to governmental entities seeking to regulate comments and messages made by both the general public as well as public employees on social media platforms. These entities should identify the governmental interest(s) in support of any limitations the policy imposes on the…