The New Localism and Marijuana Law: Land Use Entitlements Black-Ops Vigilance
48 (1) Real Estate Rev. 17 (Summer, 2019)
8 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last revised: 29 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 10, 2018
This essay first describes how New Localism impacts local governments' authority in the planning and zoning realm. The paper's second section deals with vigilance required on the part of local government units' administrations. Vigilance is needed to ensure their citizenries keep faith in community zoning processes. This is possible, among other methods, by requiring disclosures of interests and financial support sources from all parties engaged in adversarial zoning adjustment processes as advocates or lobbyists and by educating adjudicators about the permissible scope of contact with stakeholders in these disputes. Other techniques, such as enhanced fact-finding, also are discussed.
Keywords: marijuana business, cannabis business, local government administration, lobbying, lobbyists, city zoning, city land use, county zoning, county land use, New Localism, spatial regulation, administrative adjudications
JEL Classification: K11, K23, R11, R14, R52
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