Available Soon: Request your printed copies of the Idaho Freedom Index mailed to you!
Request Your Copies
Note to Dustin: This is currently only visible to logged in users for testing.
Click Me!
video could not be found

House Bill 127 — County land use plan

House Bill 127 — County land use plan

Phil Haunschild
February 20, 2019

Bill description: HB 127 would allow counties to determine whether or not they develop a comprehensive land use plan.

Rating: +1

Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt?

Under current law, all cities and counties must develop a comprehensive plan for land use. This land use plan is meant to guide the local governing bodies as they make decisions for planning and zoning and other land use policies. Planners must consider such varying objectives as protecting property rights; promoting the development of low-cost housing; encouraging the protection of resources, wildlife, and the environment; and preventing overcrowding.

Developing and updating such plans as cities and counties change can be an expensive task. Some cities and counties do not wish to plan out the development of their locality, but rather, leave it up to the private sector. For these local government, the state’s planning requirement can be an expensive use of taxpayer resources without purpose.

HB 127 would allow counties to opt out of making these comprehensive plans, thus saving taxpayer money and respecting local preferences.


Update: This analysis reflects the amendments made to the legislation.

Idaho Freedom Foundation
802 W. Bannock Street, Suite 405, Boise, Idaho 83702
p 208.258.2280 | e [email protected]
COPYRIGHT © 2024 Idaho freedom Foundation
magnifiercrossmenucross-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram