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Patricia Doane, Planner and Paralegal

Contact Info:

Office (318) 670-4110 Ext. 4

Pat Doane joined Neil Erwin Law as Planner and Paralegal after an accomplished career of 36 years with the City of Ruston. She has made Bossier City her home.



For eight years she served as Ruston Planning Director, and before that, as City Cartographer/Demographer (including reapportionment and census verification).  Her skills include: research, comparative analyses, and the ability to integrate land descriptions, surveys, and engineering plans into a complete land use planning and zoning code product usable by both citizens and professionals.



During the past decade, her work focus has been drafting customized municipal code to suit specific needs of the community.  This was accomplished both through her individual efforts and in teamwork with other agencies, attorneys, or specialist consultants.

Pat understands the day-to-day challenges of providing services by the variety of departments of local government, from Administration to Zoning, which has been a key element to her successful, customized code drafting.



During her career with Ruston, Pat led the conversion from hand drawn mapping to computer aided drafting, then to geographic information systems.  Hundreds of archived zoning and annexation ordinances were redrawn into computerized maps and integrated with parcel ownership data to create accurate, modern, and easily understood land use maps.


Pat graduated from Northwest Technical College in 1975 with a degree in Civil Drafting and Surveying. Her training in the detail of survey work has added useful background for her career in land use and regulation, including the creation and analysis of real estate boundaries.

Professional Presentations

“Who Are You Calling Arbitrary? A Guide to Help Protect Your Land Use Decisions Without Inviting Lawsuits”, Louisiana Chapter, American Planning Association, Winter, 2016 (Panelist)

Creative Smart Growth Advice for Government and Business Solutions

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