Partnership for the Public Good just released Land Use and Zoning Law: a Citizen's Guide. This handbook was written by Arthur Giacalone, an attorney with many years’ experience in land use law. It is a basic overview to help the public understand the zoning and land use development process.
Zoning and land use decisions have major impacts on the well-being of a community. The purpose of this handbook is to help individuals and groups in Buffalo and Erie County understand land use and zoning law, terminology and procedures so they can more effectively express their concerns about proposed projects or changes in land use laws.