Planetizen has published a post by land use lawyer Keith Sugar which makes the case that while NIMBYs are often acting on behalf of their own parochial interests, they serve a beneficial role as a valuable corrective to the land use planning process.
Click here for the full post. Your comments are most welcome.
Keith Sugar is a land use and real property lawyer and a partner in the law office of Angel & Sugar. He represents homeowners, developers, environmental groups, and local agencies. In 1998, Keith was elected to the Santa Cruz City Council and served as Mayor of Santa Cruz in 1999-2000. Keith also teaches land use law at San Jose State University in the Schools’ Masters of Urban Planning Program.