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Quickest, Least-Expensive Strategy Options
Strategy Analysis: What's the quickest, least expensive way of preserving your community and environment from the impact of a poorly conceived development project? A CEDS initial strategy analysis can get you the answer to this question in one- to two weeks.
For most land use and environmental issues there are a dozen or more potential strategy options. Identifying these options, then selecting that most likely to produce victory, can be a daunting task for those new to land use and environmental advocacy.
In How To Win Land Development Issues CEDS president Richard Klein explains how you can identify possible strategy options then determine which option is the most promising. This 200-page book can be downloaded free by clicking the title above. If your case is simple and you have the hundred or so hours required to win most cases, then begin by pursuing the actions described in Chapter 1 - The Easy Solution.
If you lack the time or your case is complex, then consider retaining CEDS to prepare an initial strategy analysis for you. In most cases we can complete an analysis within one- or two-weeks for a fee ranging from $800 to $1,200 depending upon case complexity. If there is a need to travel to your area then the fee might increase by another $300 to $500. But usually we can complete the analysis from our Baltimore office.
To the right are three examples of the hundreds of strategy analyses we've completed for folks throughout the United States. In most instances we urge our clients not to request a written report, such as the following. We find that citizens' limited funds can be better spent on other actions. Instead, we suggest discussing the results by phone or in-person. Project identifiers and other names have been changed since these cases could become active again in the future. To view each strategy analysis in PDF format, just click the title. To discuss a strategy analysis for your case contact us at 1-800-773-4571 or e-mail.
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