A New Dawn

A New Dawn

The plan and the permit are the stalwarts of City life.  They dictate the path of today’s municipalities as the signs and cones of the urban roadway.  No plan, no permit. No permit, no work.  It can be a harsh form of enforcement at times by maintaining a static workflow in a dynamic world.  Yet with the onset of a new land management software, the time is ripe for a new workflow, a new path for the required plans and permits. It’s going to streamline efficiencies.  It’s going to make processes more robust.  It’s going to make life easier.  The permit that everyone needs, respects and in the end, follows.  However, there’s more to a workflow permit than just the permit.  It needs an acronym to roll off the tongue. It must be sharp and to the point.  It needs to instill a sense of cool as bureaucrats and developers talk the lingo.  A water utility permit is a WUP. A public improvement permit is a PIP.  A contextual site plan is a CSP.  A Framework Development Plan is a FDP. A proposed onsite operations permit is, well,…


It’s a great idea

I must admit.

Our problems solved

With a new permit.

It’s going to be great

It’s going to be grand.

When people hear it

They’ll clap and stand.

A Proposed Onsite Operations Permit.

It’ll rein them in boys

It’ll keep them straight.

Our City will be organized.

Our City will be great.

Now get ready boys, it’s time to go.

It’s a new era, a brand new show

So before they talk to y’all in this group

That’s right my friends they need a POOP.


  1. January 25, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Thanks for the chuckle at the end of a long day at work. Higher ed has its own insistence on acronyms, no POOP (as of yet).

    • Ryan
      January 27, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Anytime Liz. These things come from a long day at work too so I’m glad I’m not the only one.

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