Tag: local government

Tag: local government

  • High Court Sides with State on Preemption image

    High Court Sides with State on Preemption

    Further underscoring the fact that local governments are political subdivisions whose powers derive from the state, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that local governments cannot ban fracking of any type. The court found that while both cities Ft. Collins and Longmont are Home Rule cities, Home Rule does not give them the right to act as independent agents of the state law.

  • An Act Granting the Authority of Rural Counties to Transition to Decentralized Land Use Regulation image

    An Act Granting the Authority of Rural Counties to Transition to Decentralized Land Use Regulation

    (A) Findings and Purpose. The Legislature finds that the planning and zoning authority granted to rural counties may encourage land use regulation which is overly centralized, intrusive and politicized.

  • Federalism, Dillon Rule and Home Rule image

    Federalism, Dillon Rule and Home Rule

    Every local government is governed by their respective states by two legal definitions, The Dillon Rule or Home Rule. Regardless of which legal definition a local government falls under, both …