We talk at length in our upcoming planning and zoning workshops about the local comprehensive plan, its purposes and its goals. Here is a link to a good article from “Better! Cities and Towns about how to gauge whether your comprehensive plan has become stale, meaningless or, in the worst-case, even harmful to your community.
Telltale signs your comprehensive plan is outdated
- Local Officials Permissive Interpretation of Zoning Ordinance is Acceptable
- Subdivision is a local, often subjective, decision
- Statute of limitations does not bar enforcement of a court decree
- Iowa’s Right-to-Farm law constitutional, but limited in its application
- ISU Extension to Continue to Provide Services of the Institute of Public Affairs
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