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Lawyers

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Planning is a structured process governed by legal principles, statutes, and codes. Planning commissioners regularly deal with legal issues — and lawyers.


Taking Aim at Takings Claims

Taking Aim at Takings Claims Members Only Content

Takings claims can create enormous potential liability for local governments. Respected land use lawyer and planner Dwight Merriam provides an overview of basic takings principles, and addresses questions planning commissioners often have.