The South Carolina Local Government Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act Of 1994, Title 6, Chapter 29, Article 9 Section 6-29-1350 requires all newly appointed planning/zoning board/ commission members and designated planning employees to attend a 6-credit hour orientation program. Appointed officials and professional employees (planning professionals, zoning administrators or code enforcement officials, or a deputy or assistant to the above) are required to comply with these educational provisions no later than 1 year after appointment or hiring. Failure to complete this training can result in “an appointed official being removed from office and a professional employee can be suspended or dismissed.”
To help meet this training requirement, Charleston County and the BCD Council of Governments are each facilitating one more 6 hour orientation training in 2015 as noted below. This session will be hosted by Charleston County.
If you have officials or staff who would like to attend this training, please contact Jennifer Werking at Charleston County at 202-7213 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline to attend this training is Friday, August 21st.
Jennifer Werking, Planner II