Essential Public Facilities: Protection Against NIMBYism?

What saved Seattle's light rail project?
October 10, 2004, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"A little-known provision of the state Growth Management Act probably saved Sound Transit's Seattle light-rail project from a serious — perhaps fatal — setback recently...[Essential public facilities are "those facilities that are typically difficult to site" ...things that everyone agrees we need but that no one wants as a neighbor.

The law gives such facilities special protection, severely limiting local governments' power to say no to them.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, October 10, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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