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Tom Ragonetti's 22nd Annual Conference-- LIVE!
Land Use Law: How-To
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November 3 - 4, 2016  •  Embassy Suites  •  Denver

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Earn Up to 14 Hours MCLE Credit Including 1 Hour of Ethics Credit
Earn Up to 11 Hours Real Estate Credit
Conference Highlights

Dear Colleague:

For the last 21 years, this conference has brought together the state’s top experts to

discuss land use issues that are critical to Colorado. This year is no exception.


My 22nd Annual Land Use Conference will again address “how-to” in regard to land

use. Whether you work with rural or urban land use issues, this conference is for you.

Plus, you will have plenty of time to network with the foremost experts involved in land

use law in Colorado.


At this conference, the following hot issues and more will be discussed: 

• Zoning Map Amendments

• Language Amendments

• Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)

• Subdivision Plats

• Variances

• Annexation

• 106 Challenges

• Vested Rights and Development Agreements

• Regulatory Takings and Exaction Challenges

• Sign Code Revisions after Reed v. Gilbert

• Ethical Issues in the Land Use Process


I look forward to seeing you in November.


Thomas J. Ragonetti, Esq., Program Chair

Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti, Denver


“I’m really glad I attended this year. The speakers were uniformly excellent and the presentations were very thoughtful and interesting. The items discussed are issues I address on a daily basis. And it always helps those of us in government to see how these issues play out in the real world. It’s a credit to you and the respect you enjoy in the land use community that you’re able to get such a great line-up of speakers (although I can’t imagine the schedule juggling that must be involved to make it work). As we go forward, I hope to be able to attend the conference on a more regular basis. Thanks again for undertaking this effort.”

– Bob Lackner, Esq., Managing Senior Attorney

Office of Legislative Legal Services, Denver


“Excellent conference. I enjoyed the addition of the networking conference and the opportunity

to meet and get to know some of the speakers. This conference is good for people new to the

subject matter, or practitioners that need a refresher.”

– Nathan J. Lucero, Esq., Assistant City Attorney, City and County of Denver


“Every planner should periodically review this material. This class is excellent.”

– Terence Quinn, AICP, Director of Community Development, Douglas County


“This was an excellent seminar. So much was pertinent to my county and I’m glad I attended. It

was also not ‘too much’, with lots of networking breaks to allow good conversation.”

– Julie Ann Woods, AICP/ASLA, Planning & Development Director, Pueblo County


“Best presenters; told stories that illustrated their points; used self-deprecating humor; pointed

out the ridiculousness of certain codes; illustrated problem- solving experiences; assumed

knowledge based on the part of the audience; didn’t bore the audience with recitations of

state statutes.”

– Garry Baker, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Montrose


“There were many ‘take homes’ which is great. The issues were relevant to today’s

circumstances. A really good set of topics overall.”

– Fred Jarman, Garfield County, Glenwood Springs