The Legislative Assembly finds that:
(1) Long-range planning for population and employment growth by local governments can offer greater certainty for:
(a) The agricultural and forest industries, by offering long-term protection of large blocks of land with the characteristics necessary to maintain their viability; and
(b) Commerce, other industries, other private landowners and providers of public services, by determining the more and less likely locations of future expansion of urban growth boundaries and urban development.
(2) State planning laws must support and facilitate long-range planning to provide this greater certainty. [2007 c.723 §2]Section: Previous 195.080 195.085 195.110 195.115 195.120 195.125 195.137 195.139 195.141 195.143 195.145 195.205 195.210 195.215 195.220 Next
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