Posted by: Patricia Salkin | November 23, 2008

Legislative Body Not Required to Consider and Vote on Every Application for Zoning Change

A Town Board is not required to consider and vote on every application for a zoning change.  Since the Board’s decision not to consider the application is a legislative function (adoption of zoning and amendments thereto are legislative actions), the decision is not subject to an Article 78 review under the New York Civil Procedure Law and Rules.

 

Structural Technology, Inc. v. Foley, 2008 WL 4936778 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 11/18/2008).

 

The opinion can be accessed at: http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2008/2008_09086.htm


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