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State of New York Series I: Basic Tools and Techniques Issue Number 3 Local Boards and Practices

Land Use Planning    Local Boards   
New York
Urban | Suburban | Rural
The New York state legislature has created a system of local boards to govern the use and conservation of land and the quality of life as it is affected by land use. The local legislature adopts zoning and land use regulations; after a zoning code is adopted by this first group, a zoning board of appeals is created to perform quasi-judicial and administrative functions; and a planning board is created to perform advisory and administrative functions related to community planning and land use decision-making.