Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Nonconforming” Shoreline Development (Part II)

Jon Quitslund I’m bound to acknowledge that the term “nonconforming” arouses some people, and it worries others.  Senate bill 5451 was written in response to a politically significant concern.  In the end, the legislature didn’t deal conclusively with the issue … Continue reading

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Regulatory Regimes and Citizens’ Resistance

Jon Quitslund The specific instances of controversy over our SMP update lead me to some general reflections on regulations in our community, and the angry resistance that has been mounted against them. There’s a broad historical background to this resistance, … Continue reading

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“Nonconforming” Development and the SMP

Jon Quitslund As the updating of our Shoreline Management Program proceeds, one of the contentious issues to be dealt with will be “nonconforming” development. That’s the terminology used in the current SMP and the draft now under review by the … Continue reading

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