Posted by: Patricia Salkin | June 17, 2011

New Law in Utah Requires Election of at Least Three Planning Commission Members

In response to local desires for greater control over land use planning, in 1996 Utah law authorized the self-creation of townships in areas outside of incorporated municipalities. At the time townships could be organized, the law called for appointment of members of the local planning commission. A recently enacted law now requires that by January 2012, local ordinances must provide that at least three of the township planning commission members shall be elected. The new law also contains a provision for appointment in the event no candidate steps forward to stand for election. 

2011 Utah New Laws, H.B. 434 

A copy of the legislation can be accessed at: http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/hbillenr/hb0434.pdf


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