board of zoning appeals


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board of zoning appeals

A local board empowered to overturn decisions of a zoning authority. Before embarking on any possibly contested activity in these areas,such as a zoning change request, it is extremely important to find out the name and requirements of the correct appeals board,should it become necessary to ask for reversal of a decision. Many boards have very limited and technical grounds for appeal that,if known in advance,could have been factored into tactical decisions at the level below.In addition,the time limits for filing appeals are generally short.See appeals board.

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Giving the Board of Zoning Appeals the deference to which it is entitled under such circumstances, we conclude that it acted rationally and with the support of substantial evidence in denying petitioner's application.
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Obtain training in the Fair Housing Act for the staff of the city's Planning Department and Board of Zoning Appeals.
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