The new reality to obtaining government approvals is this: it's not just who you know, it's not just what you know. It's how you apply this knowledge to achieve project economics without creating a lightning rod for opposition.
Creatively applied entitlements are like a three legged stool:
- Smart project conceptualization
- Smartly applied neighborhood friendly design
- Successful navigation of both CEQA and the political terrain
Creatively applied advocacy work requires a deep knowledge of subject matter, the political terrain; and how best to frame the request for decision maker acceptance.