Forward To Your Town Board Officials
Your Local Government Is Threatened In A Secretive Hearing Being Held Tuesday, October 17th.
There is a bill proposed that attacks local government ability to make land use decisions and the public’s ability to influence these decisions. SB387/AB479 will render most of the conditional use permit provisions in your town and county zoning ordinances useless. They relegate public opinion in the conditional use permit process to an afterthought that cannot by itself be used as part of the decision making process. This effort also upsets over a century worth of Supreme Court precedent and will almost certainly lead to multiple town lawsuits.
This legislation is supposed to have a joint Senate-Assembly public hearing on Tuesday, October 17th. There has yet to be an official announcement. Because it is a joint hearing, this is the only public opportunity to participate. This will be in the Capitol, but we don’t know the exact time or location. We need as many people as possible to attend and either simply register against this bill or testify.
Please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call Rick Manthe ASAP and let him know if you can attend and register/testify.
The bill is complex, and requires an in-depth explanation. A bullet point summary and in-depth explanation are linked.
Please pass this message on to your zoning administrator, plan commission members, and anyone who doesn’t have email.
Wisconsin Towns Association
W7686 County Road MMM, Shawano, WI 54166-6086