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E-M:/ Report calls for overhauling land-use laws



 I don't think I ever saw this posted. To view the whole report, go to the Michigan Society of Planning website at http://www.planningmi.org/resources/New%20Directions.pdf

Report calls for overhauling land-use laws

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

By Edward Hoogterp
Lansing Bureau


LANSING - Michigan's outdated and confusing land-use laws must be completely rewritten if the state is ever to get a handle on urban sprawl, according to a study released today by a group representing local planning commission members. 

In a 75-page report, the Michigan Society of Planning calls on the Legislature to adopt statewide land-use goals, consolidate planning and zoning statutes, revise the land-division act, strengthen local and regional land-use plans, make it harder to force referendums on zoning issues and take other action to protect farmland and open space.

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Amy Spray, Consultant for Natural Resources

People and Land Assistant Program Manager

 

Public Sector Consultants Inc.

600 W. Saint Joseph St. Suite 10

Lansing, MI 48933-2267

Phone: 517.484.4954

Fax: 517.484.6549

www.pscinc.com

www.peopleandland.org