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State land-use planning laws

Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

A district court upheld the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's latest land use and development plan for the Lake Tahoe Area Basin, located along the California and Nevada border. The updated plan, issued in 2012, includes the agency's...

DeCicco v. California Coastal Commission

A California appellate court held that the California Coastal Commission has appellate jurisdiction over a coastal development subdivision project. A county's approval of a "principal permitted use" development within a coastal zone...

Dittmer v. Suffolk, County of

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion by abstaining from a case in which landowners challenge, on federal due process and equal protection grounds, a New York land use law restricting development on Long Island....

Quick v. Austin, City of

The court holds that a local water quality control ordinance applicable within the city of Austin and in its extraterritorial jurisdiction is valid under Texas law. The ordinance, which was enacted through the city's initiative and...