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[84WashLRev0491] Urbanites Versus Rural Rights: Contest of Local Government Land-Use Regulations under Washington Preemption Statute 82.02.020

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dc.contributor.author Williamson, Donya
dc.contributor.author Washington Law Review
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dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-13T22:02:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-13T22:02:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08
dc.identifier.citation 84 Wash. L. Rev. 491 (2009) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/172
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights v. Sims,1 the Court of Appeals of Washington held that King County clearing and grading regulations—recently enacted pursuant to the Washington State Growth Management Act—constitute an unlawful “tax, fee, or charge” on the development of land, thereby violating a Washington excise tax preemption statute. The court ruled that the clearing limitations do not qualify under the statutory exception for mitigation of development impacts since they are not calculated on a site-by-site basis. This Note argues that the ruling greatly expands the scope of this statutory limitation on local land-use regulation, compromises Growth Management Act policies, and misconstrues prior case law. If upheld, the decision’s approach will significantly constrain municipal authority to protect environmental quality through land-use regulations. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Note en_US
dc.title [84WashLRev0491] Urbanites Versus Rural Rights: Contest of Local Government Land-Use Regulations under Washington Preemption Statute 82.02.020 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2009 by Washington Law Review Association.
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2009 Washington Law Review Association.


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