Land Use Governance - 2011 Legislative Program
5. Local land use authority must be preserved, as appropriate community solutions differ significantly from one area of the state to another.
Local government is the level of government best suited to equitably and effectively deal with these issues, ensuring orderly and balanced growth or redevelopment while providing meaningful and the most direct public participation and accountability in this critical process.
Existing local authority to accept cash and in-kind proffers from developers to assist localities in providing the capital facilities and infrastructure needed to serve new development must be retained without restrictions. Any proposal for replacing such proffer commitments with development impact fees must be at the option of each locality. (Reaffirms previous position.)