Expert Publishes New NIMBY Report

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The Slevin Report is a new monthly publication that examines and exposes a NIMBY industry mobilizing countless citizens, producing thousands of headlines and costing corporations billions of dollars every year. Land use professionals such as planners, engineers, lawyers, builders, communicators, and developers, must abandon the idea that ignorance is bliss and begin to adopt better practices to survive in the NIMBY nation.

The Slevin Report is a new monthly publication that examines and exposes a NIMBY industry mobilizing countless citizens, producing thousands of headlines and costing corporations billions of dollars every year. Land use professionals such as planners, engineers, lawyers, builders, communicators, and developers, must abandon the idea that ignorance is bliss and begin to adopt better practices to survive in the NIMBY nation.

“The good news is land use professionals can do more in the community to build public goodwill. The bad news is many do not have the desire, knowledge or know-how,” said Patrick Slevin, editor-in-chief of The Slevin Report. “The Slevin Report is the first publication dedicated to educating land use professionals about NIMBYism, while offering knowledge on how-to gain a home field advantage in their own backyards.”

The Slevin Report features a wide array of articles, case studies, and tips, as well as forums for exchanging information such as “Ask an Expert”. Features contained in the June 2006 edition:

  • Surviving in a NIMBY Nation

  • Florida Hometown Demockery: Playing the NIMBY Card
  • NIMBY of the Month: Ted Kennedy
  • NIMBY Tips: What’s the Political Landscape?
  • For the People: Citizen Participation Plans
  • Art of NIMBY: Keep Your Enemies Close

According to Slevin, NIMBYists operate with no budget, no office space, no public relations consultant, no media training, and no experts. And yet, NIMBYists account for billions of dollars in losses every year due to negative publicity, project delays, expensive concessions, lawsuits, and political rejection.

“NIMBY has become part of the public lexicon, developing its own vocabulary:

NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard)

BANANA (Build-Absolutely-Nothing-Anywhere-Near-Anyone)

LULU (Locally-Undesirable-Land-Use)

CAVE (Citizens-Against-Virtually-Everything)

NOTE (Not-Over-There-Either)

“It’s not so much the sophistication of the NIMBY industry, but more the absence of best practices on behalf of land use professionals,” he said. “Subscribers will not only learn best practices to help them thrive, but also to survive in the NIMBY Nation.”

MEDIA NOTE: Patrick Slevin is available for interviews – call 850.906.9888. Members of the media get a free subscription. Simply fill out the subscription form on page 6, see attached newsletter, and write “Media” in the discount code line and fax it.

The Slevin Report is presented by The Slevin Group, Inc.. Patrick Slevin is a nationally recognized, award winning public relations expert who specializes in NIMBYism. Mr. Slevin, a former mayor of Safety Harbor, Florida, is founder and CEO of the Slevin Group, a full-service public relations consulting firm headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida – http://www.SlevinGroup.com.

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