Public Policy Disputes

Baytown Dispute Resolution Center offers an alternative to legal action. Trained mediators and moderators help parties reach agreement before the problem leads to a costly lawsuit or violence.

Mediations with multiple parties represented are common in public policy disputes, and differs from private mediations in that the agreements reached are not usually self-enforcing. In most cases, a governing body or agency administrator implements the agreement.

Public policy disputes often address urban planning issues such as the rezoning of property, the development or modification of regulatory statutes, or proposed sites and/or design for new public facilities.

Mediators will find experience in the public policy arena is very beneficial, but not mandatory. Agency staff with technical expertise can be valuable participants, either directly or as a resource.