Political Hot Topics in the Land Use World

by brown-hofmeister

10-Mar-2018

As attorneys, we often encounter hot land use issues at local levels of government. While those issues may include the zoning application du jour or some other topic that results in droves of constituents descending on city council chambers or a county commissioners court meeting, there are a few issues out there that recently have become the subject of intense public debate. The purpose of this paper is not to address whether a position on the hot topic is right or wrong, but to review and analyze how cities across Texas and the nation have endeavored to address, and hopefully resolve, those hot-button issues. In no particular order, I have attempted to provide a synopsis of those topics.As attorneys, we often encounter hot land use issues at local levels of government. While those issues may include the zoning application du jour or some other topic that results in droves of constituents descending on city council chambers or a county commissioners court meeting, there are a few issues out there that recently have become the subject of intense public debate. The purpose of this paper is not to address whether a position on the hot topic is right or wrong, but to review and analyze how cities across Texas and the nation have endeavored to address, and hopefully resolve, those hot-button issues. In no particular order, I have attempted to provide a synopsis of those topics.As attorneys, we often encounter hot land use issues at local levels of government. While those issues may include the zoning application du jour or some other topic that results in droves of constituents descending on city council chambers or a county commissioners court meeting, there are a few issues out there that recently have become the subject of intense public debate. The purpose of this paper is not to address whether a position on the hot topic is right or wrong, but to review and analyze how cities across Texas and the nation have endeavored to address, and hopefully resolve, those hot-button issues. In no particular order, I have attempted to provide a synopsis of those topics.As attorneys, we often encounter hot land use issues at local levels of government. While those issues may include the zoning application du jour or some other topic that results in droves of constituents descending on city council chambers or a county commissioners court meeting, there are a few issues out there that recently have become the subject of intense public debate. The purpose of this paper is not to address whether a position on the hot topic is right or wrong, but to review and analyze how cities across Texas and the nation have endeavored to address, and hopefully resolve, those hot-button issues. In no particular order, I have attempted to provide a synopsis of those topics.