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Public Participation in Local Land Use Planning

posted Dec 30, 2008, 4:40 PM by Stevee Duber   [ updated Dec 30, 2008, 4:53 PM ]

            The year began with a major victory for public participation in the land use planning process of California. A practice referred to as "streamlined zoning" was soundly rejected by the Third District Court of Appeals. The decision resulted from a case by the High Sierra Rural Alliance (formerly, the Environmental Defense Project of Sierra County). The published case established firm precedent for the entire state that the public's right to participate in local land use decisions cannot be restricted. Want to know more? Read HSRA's January 9, 2008 newsletter, the Court's decision and comments by Bry Martin and/or S. Douglas Kerner