Supreme Court Hinders Local Governments’ Power to Influence Development

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(massmatt / Flickr)

(massmatt / Flickr)

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that a Florida water management district violated private property rights by asking a local developer to help finance the environmental mitigation of building on wetlands in exchange for a construction permit. Justice Elena Kagan said the decision might cause a revolution in land-use regulation. “Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District” will retain an enduring impact on the capacity for local governments to influence new development.

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