From Aaron Todd at RIO this morning (Thursday):
“As you may be aware, SF2265 (Iowa Smart Planning Bill) was not debated in the House yesterday – most of the day was taken up by the standings bill. While SF2265 is on the tentative House calendar today, there is concern that we are running out of time and that some legislators may view the Watershed Planning Advisory Council and Watershed Management Authorities bill (see links below) that was passed this morning by the House as somehow negating the need for the planning bill. While we support HF2459, we believe SF2265 is also needed.
If you feel so inclined, please call, email, and/or visit Representative McCarthy (515-281-3054) to express your support for SF2265, in particular Section 2 that outlines the comprehensive planning definition, and encourage others to do the same. Please call Susan Judkins (515-242-5503 or 515-729-2837) or me (515-242-5299) with questions.”
Link to Watershed Planning Advisory Council and Watershed Management Authorities Bill: HF 2459