Are the courts diminishing the role of science in land use planning with the "bibliography rule"?

May 16, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

On June 5, the Supreme Court of Washington will decide whether to take on PLF’s Olympic Stewardship Foundation case.  The Court’s decision could have major ramifications for the applicability of science in the land use planning process. The OSF case asks whether Jefferson County adopted illegal “channel migration zone” rule ...


President's weekly report — June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Property Rights — Hearing on the One-Plan-to-Rule-Them-All A San Francisco Superior Court heard arguments on Thursday in Bay Area Citizens v. Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.  This case is our challenge to “Plan Bay Area” a multi-jurisdictional juggernaut of a land use plan that ...


President's weekly report — November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 | By ROB RIVETT

Mobile home park shakedown scheme challenged PLF attorneys filed this complaint this week in Jisser v. City of Palo Alto on behalf of a couple that would like to retire from the business of running a mobile home park but cannot do so unless they pay $8 million to buy our the current residents.  The … ...