In this commentary from the Cap Times (Madison, Wisconsin) columnist Bill Berry states the case for zoning in rural areas. The issue du jour in Wisconsin (as in NE Iowa) is frac sand mining, but you could quickly create a long list of land uses that have stirred up controversy in rural areas over the years. Neither Rick Stadelman – who I had occasion to work with years ago – nor the Wisconsin Towns Association would be described as left-leaning; however, Rick has long been a champion for Wisconsin towns controlling their destinies through good comprehensive plans and consistently administered zoning regulations.
Commentary from Wisconsin: Protect rural lands with planning and zoning
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