Growth Management Board Cases

Upholding Land-Use Laws
Since 1995, five major cases testing our land-use laws have been successfully resolved, assuring local control over our laws and policies. The first case successfully defended was a challenge to enactment of the Waldron Subarea Plan.

Next, upon advice of this office, fourteen appeals by 31 individuals regarding the 1996 Comprehensive Plan was efficiently resolved through repeal and reenactment of the Comprehensive Plan with development regulations. The 1998 Plan was found to be deficient in areas concerning urban growth, density, and guest houses, so revisions were made.