Thursday, June 28, 2007

In other words, Prop. 207 is working

From Reason Foundation's blog by Leonard Gilroy:

In just the first seven months of implementation, there have already been several indications that Prop 207 is changing the way Arizona communities approach regulation and growth management issues. For example, in April 2007 the Phoenix City Council voted to repeal a historic designation it had placed on an area in central Phoenix after being threatened with a Prop 207 challenge from an aggrieved landowner. Also, the Tuscon City Council recently delayed the adoption of a neighborhood preservation overlay district to study the potential Prop 207 ramifications after a group of property owners opposed it on Prop 207 grounds, arguing that it would restrict the use of their property and decreased its potential value.


In other words, Prop 207 is working.

I've just written a piece on Prop 207 that will be featured in Reason's upcoming Annual Privatization Report (slated for a July release) that talks about these events and more, and I've got a policy brief in the works that will provide more details on Prop 207 and articulate the case for it as the best current model for state-level property rights protections.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in the "historic" city of Prescott Arizona, and I cannot be happier for the people that have a chance to avoid preservation. Limiting the abuses of preservation "specialists" is the best thing a land owner can do to protect their land.

You know, all historical preservation does is prevent future generations from creating their own history and that is a clear infringement on the right to pursue happiness(Of couse, preservation also keeps the neighborhood white).

I would like to see an blog entry on how prop 207 works in regards to decisions made by boards and commissions. i.e. If a historical preservation commission approves a site plan with conditions, can the conditions be used as a prop 207 claim? I am not sure if 207 can be used if there is no law change, only a commission’s decision.

-Adam

Big Rattler said...

I don't want to get all "lawyerly" with this answer, but first I must adjust the premise of your question to reflect what you are actually asking.

Board and commissions make recommendations to the councils who may or may not agree. Most times councils tend to agree.

The "official" action, i.e., approval, denial, or approved with conditions, is taken by the council. The official action is law.

Now, if the official action (law) creates a dimunition of value, a Prop 207 action is possible.

If the conditions you referred to are approved by the council, thus creating "law," then the property owner has access to the courts system to argue that his property value has been diminished.

Hope this helps.

Here is the section of Prop. 207 that relates to your question:

12-1134. DIMINUTION IN VALUE; JUST COMPENSATION

A. IF THE EXISTING RIGHTS TO USE, DIVIDE, SELL OR POSSESS PRIVATE REAL PROPERTY ARE REDUCED BY THE ENACTMENT OR APPLICABILITY OF ANY LAND USE LAW ENACTED AFTER THE DATE THE PROPERTY IS TRANSFERRED TO THE OWNER AND SUCH ACTION REDUCES THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THE PROPERTY THE OWNER IS ENTITLED TO JUST COMPENSATION FROM THIS STATE OR THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE THAT ENACTED THE LAND USE LAW.

Anonymous said...

I sent in a demand letter on July 17, It is one way to find out.

-Adam

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