This year’s Land Use Update takes us into the trenches to discuss issues Arizona planners and land use lawyers regularly deal with and debate.
The Arizona Legislature adopted the “nuclear option” in 2016—a law withholding state shared revenues from local governments whose regulations conflict with state law. Government lawyers and planners are now less likely than ever to pursue any cutting-edge regulatory scheme that might attract the attention of a state legislator and the thumbs-down from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Our first session will provide a front-line update from lawyers representing the opposing parties in City of Tucson v. State of Arizona, the lawsuit challenging SB1487.
Existing golf courses are facing challenges with maintenance/management costs and redevelopment pressures. In our second morning session, a local government official, a developer, and an attorney specializing in the representation of homeowners associations will discuss golf course redevelopment issues and impacts.
This year’s luncheon speaker is Professor Daniel Mandelker of Washington University in Saint Louis. A preeminent land use lawyer and prolific author on a wide variety of land use subjects, Professor Mandelker will discuss affordable housing and his recent article, Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing, found in the Spring 2016 edition of The Urban Lawyer.
The afternoon will begin with our annual ethics session for planners and lawyers, and will end with our annual update of legislation and recent land use cases. Sandwiched between is a mid-afternoon session featuring three prominent land use practitioners discussing a smorgasbord of eternal unresolved issues that have been the fodder for endless arguments among Arizona planners and lawyers. Bring your favorite unresolved land use issues and opinions and join in the debate.
Doug Jorden, Jorden Hiser & Joy, PLC
Frank Cassidy, Town of Marana
Sandra Hoffman, City of Phoenix Planning and Development
Cameron Artigue, Gammage & Burnham
Brian Baehr, VP Land Development, Grayhawk
Scott Carpenter, Esq., Carpenter Hazlewood
Ann Ching, Ethics Counsel, State Bar of Arizona
Susan Demmitt, Gammage & Burnham
Tom Dorn, Dorn Policy Group, Inc.
Inger Erickson, Phoenix Parks & Recreation Director
Dan Folke, AICP, Flagstaff Planning Director
Daniel Mandelker, Washington University, St. Louis
Andrew Miller, Paradise Valley Town Attorney
Mike Rankin, Tucson City Attorney
Lindsay Schube, Gammage & Burnham
Paul Watkins, Division Chief, Civil Litigation, Office of the Attorney General
Margo Wheeler, FAICP, Professor, Northern Arizona University
* For more information about this program's faculty, please check out the faculty biographies page, available for download in the 'Materials' tab.