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University of Michigan Law School

Land Use Law

1959

Quasi-judicial

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Municipal Corporations - Zoning - Disqualification Of Councilman For Personal Interest, Joel N. Simon Jan 1959

Municipal Corporations - Zoning - Disqualification Of Councilman For Personal Interest, Joel N. Simon

Michigan Law Review

An amendatory zoning ordinance was enacted by the city council of Miami Beach for the purpose of changing the zoning of an extensive area fronting on the Atlantic Ocean from a private residential to a hotel district. The amendment received the required affirmative votes of five of the seven members of the council, including the vote of one councilman who owned land in the area affected by the amendment which would be increased in value by $500,000 because of the zoning change. Plaintiffs, owners of near-by property, filed suit in the circuit court to have the amendatory ordinance declared ...