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Federal Zoning v. Home Rule: What Happens When the U.S. Government Starts Dictating Local Zoning

Connecticut Bar Association 2011 Annual Meeting

June 23, 2011

Speakers: Matthew Ranelli

June 23, 2011
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

Make no mistake about it—the federal government, reluctant or not, is in the business of local land use controls. The Fair Housing Act dictates housing rights for group homes, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act has trumped the best-made plans in many towns, and the National Flood Insurance Program has driven local decision makers to higher ground. What are these programs, what has happened of late, and what can we expect in the years ahead?

Dwight H. Merriam, Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford
Matthew Ranelli, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Hartford

Erin M. Boggs, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Hartford
James G. MacBroom, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Branford
Kenneth R. Slater Jr., Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford
H. James Stedronsky, Law Offices of James Stedronsky LLC, Litchfield


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