Ken Ryan – Swimming with Sharks: Getting Entitlements without Becoming Chum

2016 PCBC

June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22nd
2:15 PM-3:15 PM


Swimming With Sharks: Getting Entitlements without Becoming Chum

This session will teach planners how to swim through the entitlement ocean without getting eaten alive.

Navigating the entitlement process can be unpredictable and dangerous and no one wants to swim with sharks. However, for those who by virtue of their occupation find themselves in shark infested waters, it’s important to be mindful of helpful instructions in order to survive. This panel will offer an entertaining and knowledgeable session on how to fend off sharks, gain consensus, and work successfully with stakeholders, city officials, and community members while achieving your planning entitlement goals.

An interactive topical discussion will be utilized, allowing for involved panel and audience participation throughout the session. Turning Point technology engaging the audience utilizing electronic handheld voting devices for collecting real-world opinions and data will be incorporated. Participants will be asked to respond to questions, and the results will be tabulated instantaneously and shown on the video screen. This is a fun and interesting way to get attendees involved in the discussion, including those who typically prefer to remain silent.

Ken Ryan, Principal, KTGY Architecture + Planning
Jerry Amante, SVP & General Counsel, FSB Core Strategies
Phil Schwartze, President & Founder, The PRS Group
Diane Gaynor, Executive Vice President/Partner, Roni Hicks & Associates