Common Problems With Zoning Ordinances

The APA website presents questions answered by attorney John Bredin, author of the "Common Problems with Zoning Ordinances."

"Question from Craig Wilson, of Louisville, Kentucky:I would like to ask a question regarding the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA). Do you have any evidence that municipal planning agencies are voluntarily/proactively correcting their exclusionary zoning ordinances regarding churches per RLUIPA or waiting for litigation/challenge? Do you think planners/commissioners are waiting for constitutional challenges to play out before changing their ordinances? Will APA change its policy in opposing RLUIPA now that significant case law and U.S. District Court decisions have upheld constitutionality vis-a-vis (Freedom Baptist Church v. Middletown)?"

Thanks to American Planning Association

Full Story: Ask the Author: December 2002

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