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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Central Ohio Study of Regional Planning and Land Use

Friday, Jun. 25, 2010

At the League's 2010 annual meeting, members adopted a new study of regional planning and land use.

A committee co-chaired by Ellen Haider and Judy Brachman was appointed to conduct a yearlong study. Reports, articles, and background material produced by the study committee will be posted here as they become available.

Overview of the Study

Rationale: The current local position on planning (“Support comprehensive planning and development with broad citizen participation for the metro area”) is far too general to be of use, while the state position on land use, though more specific, is more than a decade old. Neither fully takes into consideration the challenges of planning for a growing metropolitan area like Columbus. Members present at the Jan. 28, 2010, program planning meeting agreed that a study of this issue should be considered at the Annual Meeting for incorporation into the 2010-2012 program.

Scope: A study committee shall choose among the following: