Bogus Reporting on Prop. 207
Leonard Gilroy at the Reason Foundation has an excellent blog post about the Arizona Republic's pseudo-story about the apocalyptic terrors of government planners when it comes to Prop. 207 actually working to protect people's rights. Excerpt:
Prop 207 hasn't done anything to restrict cities' ability to plan, create special districts, and the like; rather, it merely holds them accountable for the impacts of these planning decisions on the property rights of affected landowners. Citizens now have a form of relief if cities and counties adopt zoning changes and land use regulations that devalue private property. Nothing in the measure precludes or prevents governments from regulating land use; it simply offers aggrieved landowners a remedy, either via compensation for property devaluation or exemption from the regulation at hand.
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