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PAW Land Use Boot Camps »

Submitted August 2nd, 2013

Designed for planning professionals, attorneys, elected and appointed local government officials, citizen activists and anyone else seeking a comprehensive understanding of the legal fundamentals involved in local land use permitting and planning.  Cost: $65 for PAW members, $85 for non-members.

Watch for updates at this website for upcoming Boot Camps in your area!

> Click here for more information and to register

State Court of Appeals Rules on Vested Rights Doctrine »

Submitted July 31st, 2013

Division I of the state court of appeals recently issued a significant decision regarding the vested rights doctrine.  The court held that the doctrine is entirely statutory, with the statutory doctrine replacing, rather than supplementing, the common law (court-made) vested rights doctrine.  For more details regarding this ruling, see the report furnished on the Municipal Research and Services Insight webpage.

New Shoreline Guides Available for Puget Sound »

Submitted July 31st, 2013

New guides are available addressing implementation of regulations as well as voluntary actions to protect shorelines in Puget Sound.  These guides are designed for local government staff, and agency staff, with a focus on cost-effective tools.  Topics range from incentives for shoreline landowners to compliance and enforcement of regulations.  For more information on these guides, please refer to the Futurewise Resources website.

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