Local agency officials frequently make decisions on what
people may and may not do with their property.
The Institute has prepared three resources accessible that offer
the best overview of the local land use decision-making process:
Another helpful resource for both officials and the public that
may wish to weigh in on a particular decision is the Institute’s
one-page, plain language
explanations of common land use actions (available in both
English and Spanish).
For more information about land use and related issues, please
visit the sustainability section of
the Institute’s website.
Newly elected officials are wise to be aware of restrictions on
their ability to participate in land use decisions if the
decision may affect the officials’ economic interest.
The Institute interviewed local elected officials to get their
input on what kinds of information newly elected officials
Staff, do you need help with orientation materials? Check out ILG’s carefully selected resources for newly elected officials on core local government concepts.