Searching for Balance in the Aftermath of the 2006 Takings Initiatives
Hannah Jacobs Wiseman
Florida State University - College of Law
May 1, 2007
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 116, No. 7, 2007
The partial regulatory takings movement seeks to compensate private landowners when regulations diminish their land values. This movement has grown in recent years, particularly at the state level. Scholars have focused thus far on the compensation and its effect on the regulations that governments enact or enforce. In addition to exploring these concerns, this Note argues that partial regulatory takings regimes threaten to constrain residents' ability to influence their communities' growth and character. The greatest impact could fall on low-income communities, many of which contain disproportionate levels of undesirable land uses and lack adequate financial resources to influence land use planning in the absence of regulatory solutions or alternative venues. To address these problems, state and local governments should implement what I call a "regulatory balances" regime, strengthening participatory planning venues and funding the resulting measures.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 50
Keywords: regulatory takings, local, land use, zoningAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 26, 2010
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