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Exacting Tests: Determining When A Taking Is Unconstitutional, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher Dec 2003

Exacting Tests: Determining When A Taking Is Unconstitutional, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

In the past, courts generally deferred to legislatures when determining whether a law constitutes a regulatory taking. However, not all regulations are treated equal, and different tests apply to different types of regulations. Types of land use actions with a lower threshold of constitutionally include exactions, and regulations that apply fixed fee schedules to private landowners. This article combs both federal and New York law to come to the clear determination that universal standards exist for each type of regulation.


Real Estate Law, Brian R. Marron, Christopher M. Gill Nov 2003

Real Estate Law, Brian R. Marron, Christopher M. Gill

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


'Saddle Rock': Preemption Of Local Land Use Prerogatives, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher Oct 2003

'Saddle Rock': Preemption Of Local Land Use Prerogatives, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Local municipalities have broad authority to regulate land use as provided in state legislation. Like all higher forms of legislation, state law occasionally preempts local legislatures from enacting laws. Generally preemption is appropriate when the area to be regulated by the local laws is comprehensively regulated by state law, the uniformity of the state law will benefit the localities, and inconsistencies in local law are harmful to land owners and municipalities. This article discusses the pros and cons of state preemption on various types of land use regulation.


Guidebook For Implementation Of Senate Bill 1610 And Senate Bill 221 Of 2001 To Assist Water Suppliers, Cities, And Counties In Integrating Water And Land Use Planning, California Department Of Water Resources Oct 2003

Guidebook For Implementation Of Senate Bill 1610 And Senate Bill 221 Of 2001 To Assist Water Suppliers, Cities, And Counties In Integrating Water And Land Use Planning, California Department Of Water Resources

California Agencies

Senate Bills 610 (Chapter 643, Statutes of 2001) and Senate Bill 221 (Chapter 642, Statutes of 2001) amended state law, effective January 1, 2002, to improve the link between information on water supply availability and certain land use decisions made by cities and counties. SB 610 and SB 221 are companion measures which seek to promote more collaborative planning between local water suppliers and cities and counties. Both statutes require detailed information regarding water availability to be provided to the city and county decision-makers prior to approval of specified large development projects. Both statutes also require this detailed information be …


Of Property And Antiproperty, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky Oct 2003

Of Property And Antiproperty, Abraham Bell, Gideon Parchomovsky

Michigan Law Review

Private property is widely perceived as a potent prodevelopment and anticonservationist force. The drive to accumulate wealth through private property rights is thought to encourage environmentally destructive development; legal protection of such property rights is believed to thwart environmentally friendly public measures. Indeed, property rights advocates and environmentalists are generally described as irreconcilable foes. This presumed clash often leads environmentalists to urge public acquisition of private lands. Interestingly, less attention is paid to the possibility that the government may prove no better a conservator than private owners. Government actors often mismanage conservation properties, collaborating with private developers to dispose of …


Roundtable With Former Directors Of The Bureau Of Economics, Jonathan Baker Sep 2003

Roundtable With Former Directors Of The Bureau Of Economics, Jonathan Baker

Presentations

The roundtable commemorates the 100th anniversary of the FTC's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Corporations. It was sponsored by the FTC's Bureau of Economics (BE) and focused on BE history and contributions of BE and economic analysis to antitrust and consumer protection enforcement, and to research and economic knowledge and policy. BE was featured because the original functions of the Bureau of Corporations were to collect information, to conduct industry and policy research, to prepare reports at the request of the Congress and the President. The panelists for the roundtable consisted of former BE Directors and Acting Directors from the …


The Sword And The Shield: Rluipa And The New Battle Ground Of Religious Freedom, Kevin M. Powers Sep 2003

The Sword And The Shield: Rluipa And The New Battle Ground Of Religious Freedom, Kevin M. Powers

Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Regulatory Takings: Governments Can Avoid Successful Challenges, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher Aug 2003

Regulatory Takings: Governments Can Avoid Successful Challenges, John R. Nolon, Jessica A. Bacher

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Many local officials have the misguided belief that their utilization of land use regulation is greatly impeded by private rights to develop. However, land use regulations have a strong assumption of validity, with courts unlikely to overturn the regulations unless they are clearly erroneous or unreasonable or have no connection to a valid public interest. In addition to explaining development rights, this article provides the reader with insightful information on how local legislatures enact regulations while avoiding regulatory takings challenges.


Takings Formalism And Regulatory Formulas: Exactions And The Consequences Of Clarity, Mark Fenster Aug 2003

Takings Formalism And Regulatory Formulas: Exactions And The Consequences Of Clarity, Mark Fenster

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A vocal minority of the U.S. Supreme Court recently announced its suspicion that lower courts and state and local administrative agencies are systematically ignoring constitutional rules intended to limit, through heightened judicial review, exactions as a land use regulatory tool. Exactions are the concessions local governments require of property owners as conditions for the issuance of the entitlements that enable the intensified use of real property. In two cases decided over the past two decades, Nollan v. California Coastal Commission (1987) and Dolan v. City of Tigard (1994), the Court has established under the Takings Clause a logic and metrics …


Day 4. Thursday, August 14, 2003: Trapper Mine, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Day 4. Thursday, August 14, 2003: Trapper Mine, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

8 pages (includes some color illustrations).

Contains references.


Day 4. Thursday, August 14, 2003: Hayden Power Plant, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Day 4. Thursday, August 14, 2003: Hayden Power Plant, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

5 pages (includes color illustrations and maps).

Contains references.


Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Oil Shale, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Oil Shale, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

8 pages.

Contains references.


Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Lighthawk Flyover, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Lighthawk Flyover, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

11 pages (includes some color illustrations and maps).

Contains references.


Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Coalbed Methane Development, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Coalbed Methane Development, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

10 pages (includes color illustrations and maps).


Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Clifford Duncan, Ute Tribe, Clifford Duncan Aug 2003

Day 3. Wednesday, August 13, 2003: Clifford Duncan, Ute Tribe, Clifford Duncan

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

4 pages.

Contains references.


Day 2. Tuesday, August 12, 2003: Roan Plateau Proposed Wilderness Area, Roan Plateau Aug 2003

Day 2. Tuesday, August 12, 2003: Roan Plateau Proposed Wilderness Area, Roan Plateau

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

4 pages (includes color illustration).

Contains references.


Agenda: Energy Field Tour 2003, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Aug 2003

Agenda: Energy Field Tour 2003, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Energy Field Tour 2003 (August 11-16)

Congressional staff tour held August 11-16, 2003

Summary: Binder of assorted articles, maps, brochures and other materials prepared for participants of the tour

Contents:

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2003: BLUE SPRUCE PEAKER PLANT: University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center : congressional staff tour of Blue Spruce Energy Center / Peggy Duxbury -- 'Power Struggle', National Journal, June 27, 2003 / Margaret Kritz -- 'Calpine's Blue Spruce Energy Center begins commercial operation', Calpine press release, April 17, 2003 -- NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB: NREL at a glance -- NREL technologies -- SHOSHONE HYDROELECTRIC PLANT: 'River District Board supports spring Shoshone call …


Building A Vision For Our Weir River Estuary: An Inventory Of Open Space And Public Access Around The Weir River Area Of Critical Environmental Concern And Summary Of The Weir River Estuary Visioning Workshop, Chantal Lefebvre Aug 2003

Building A Vision For Our Weir River Estuary: An Inventory Of Open Space And Public Access Around The Weir River Area Of Critical Environmental Concern And Summary Of The Weir River Estuary Visioning Workshop, Chantal Lefebvre

Urban Harbors Institute Publications

The Weir River Estuary Park Open Space and Public Access Inventory is a planning document designed to provide collective information on public open space and water access opportunities around the Weir River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). It catalogs what is known about all undeveloped lands and accessways around the estuary and draws from existing reports and plans, interviews with government officials, and comments conveyed during a day-long public visioning workshop in May 2003. The inventory is intended as a support document to augment existing open space plans, master plans, and harbor management plans in Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset …


Rockport Municipal Harbor Plan: Issues, Goals And Policies, Rockport Harbor Planning Committee, Town Of Rockport, Massachusetts, Urban Harbors Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jul 2003

Rockport Municipal Harbor Plan: Issues, Goals And Policies, Rockport Harbor Planning Committee, Town Of Rockport, Massachusetts, Urban Harbors Institute, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Urban Harbors Institute Publications

This first phase of the plan for Rockport and its four (4) major harbor areas was developed to ensure growth, prosperity, and preservation of Rockport’s important resources through responsible and reasonable future use and management of the harbors and their shorelines.

The Plan has been prepared by the Town of Rockport to identify existing problems and to establish consensus about the character and quality of the harbors in the future. The Plan responds to a specific list of issues raised by the Harbor Planning Committee in a participatory planning process.

The Harbor Planning Committee is an ad hoc committee of …


Smart Growth In Western Metro Areas, Robert H. Freilich Jul 2003

Smart Growth In Western Metro Areas, Robert H. Freilich

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Books Received, Natural Resources Journal Jul 2003

Books Received, Natural Resources Journal

Natural Resources Journal

No abstract provided.


Sign Control On Rural Corridors: Model Provisions And Guidance, University Of Georgia School Of Law Land Use Clinic, College Of Environment And Design, University Of Georgia Jun 2003

Sign Control On Rural Corridors: Model Provisions And Guidance, University Of Georgia School Of Law Land Use Clinic, College Of Environment And Design, University Of Georgia

Land Use Clinic

Help for local governments to regulate billboards on scenic corridors. Funded by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.


Local Authority: Communities Have Means Of Influencing Land Use, John R. Nolon Jun 2003

Local Authority: Communities Have Means Of Influencing Land Use, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

This case analysis examines several court decisions, including the results of three New York Court of Appeals cases where litigants challenged the constitutionality of municipal land use decisions. In each case, the court afforded the municipality deference and found that their objectives were rationally related to the decisions, mostly decisions to deny development. However, this presumption of validity given to local legislatures and quasi-judicial agencies presents a problem when land use decisions affect outside municipalities. Thankfully, through the use of training programs, municipalities are learning to work together to resolve intermunicipal land use issues.


Billboards And Big Utilities: Borrowing Land-Use Concepts To Regulate "Nonconforming" Sources Under The Clean Air Act, Deepa Varadarajan Jun 2003

Billboards And Big Utilities: Borrowing Land-Use Concepts To Regulate "Nonconforming" Sources Under The Clean Air Act, Deepa Varadarajan

Faculty Publications By Year

No abstract provided.


Consuming Government, Richard Schragger May 2003

Consuming Government, Richard Schragger

Michigan Law Review

In his ambitious new book, William Fischel, a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, gives us a new political animal: "The Homevoter." The homevoter is simply a homeowner who votes (p. ix). According to Fischel, she is the key to understanding the political economy of American local government. By implication, she is the key to understanding state and national government as well. Homeowners warrant special attention because "residents who own their own homes have a stake in the outcome of local politics that make them especially attentive to the public policies of local government" (p. ix). That is because local …


Local Land Use: Decision Expands Federal Government's Role, John R. Nolon Apr 2003

Local Land Use: Decision Expands Federal Government's Role, John R. Nolon

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pursuant to its authority under the Clean Water Act, has promulgated regulations creating the Storm Water Management Program. Contrary to the overall Clean Water Act scheme, which focuses on reducing pollution from point sources, the program has the objective of reducing non-point source water pollution. However, this program is not without controversy as heavy burdens are placed upon local governments, who themselves lack the financial resources, manpower, or technology to implement a complex federal system without federal or state assistance.


Planning For Conflicts Of Interest In Land Use Decisionmaking: The Use Of Alternate Members Of Planning And Zoning Boards, Patricia E. Salkin Apr 2003

Planning For Conflicts Of Interest In Land Use Decisionmaking: The Use Of Alternate Members Of Planning And Zoning Boards, Patricia E. Salkin

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Gulf River Estuary Natural Resources Inventory, Chantal Lefebvre, Dan Hellin, Chris Crawford Mar 2003

Gulf River Estuary Natural Resources Inventory, Chantal Lefebvre, Dan Hellin, Chris Crawford

Urban Harbors Institute Publications

The purpose of this analysis is to inventory the present assemblage of natural resources in the vicinity of the Gulf River estuary as well as to provide information on land use, recreational use, and pollution threats and concerns. The inventory summarizes existing research and the knowledge and experience of local experts and residents who are most familiar with the Gulf River’s natural environment. It could be used as the first step toward producing a resource management plan for the Gulf River estuary.

The analysis was initiated and funded by the Gulf River Association and prepared to serve as a reference …


The Ninth Circuit's Message To Nevada: You're Not Getting Any Younger, Kevin Beck Mar 2003

The Ninth Circuit's Message To Nevada: You're Not Getting Any Younger, Kevin Beck

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Proliferation And Expansion Of America's Airports At The Expense Of Its Treasured Parks And Preserves: Judicial Perversion Of The Term "Use" In Section 4(F) Of The Department Of Transportation Act, Matthew J. Christian Mar 2003

Proliferation And Expansion Of America's Airports At The Expense Of Its Treasured Parks And Preserves: Judicial Perversion Of The Term "Use" In Section 4(F) Of The Department Of Transportation Act, Matthew J. Christian

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.