Emergency Changes to the Land Use Process in the COVID-19 Era

March 26, 2020

Presented By Sara C. Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair of Real Property Law, UConn Law School and Chair, Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission

In the COVID-19 era, the law must balance the need to limit face-to-face interaction, the public interest in efficient municipal function, and the difficulties municipalities face in an era with severe staffing, budget, and physical office constraints. Governor Lamont has recently issued two emergency executive orders that have changed the obligations of applicants, municipalities, and agencies in the land use process. Learn more about sweeping changes to requirements related to: public hearings, publication notice, mailed notice, the posting of signs, convening meetings, time periods for appeal, and time periods for decision-making.

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