for the amount of protected land in Idaho, and click here
to review Idaho's federal transportation spending.
Center on the States &
Changing Direction: Federal Transportation
Spending in the 1990s. Surface
Transportation Policy Project
For a summary of Idaho's planning and zoning
statutes, see the excellent report provided by the American
Local Land-Use Planning Act (1975)
This plan encourages communities to plan their
future growth and land-use decisions. It states it should be the
duty of the planning or planning and zoning commission to conduct a comprehensive
planning process designed to prepare, implement, and review and update
a comprehensive plan. The plan shall include all land within the
jurisdiction of the governing board. The plan shall consider previous and
existing conditions, trends, desirable goals and objectives, or desirable
future situations for each planning component. The plan with maps, charts,
and reports shall be based on the following components as they may apply
to land-use regulations and actions unless the plan specifies reasons why
a particular component is unneeded.
HB 323 REVENUE AND TAXATION DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS
Adds to existing law to provide that a county
or city governing body may, by ordinance, create development rights and
establish procedures authorizing landowners to voluntarily transfer development
rights; and to provide requirements for and restrictions upon transfers
of development rights.
Smart Towns: A Community Guide to Downtown
This report, produced by the Idaho Department
of Commerce's Division of Community Development, is designed for community
leaders and interested citizens who want to plan and organize projects
in their communities that promote Idaho's downtowns.
Profile of Rural Idaho: A look at economic
and social trends affecting rural Idaho
Produced for Gov. Kempthorne by the Idaho Department
of Commerce, this report reviews how rural Idaho has been changing over
the past 20 years.
"Economic Success Propelling Idaho From Rural
to Urban -- for a Price," Salt Lake Tribune. March 10, 2001.
Smart Growth is a broad-based coalition of citizens, public officials,
planners, developers and others who are all concerned about:
We believe that education, citizen involvement,
sensible community design, sensible planning and active implementation
of plans can protect the unique qualities of our Idaho communites, natural
resources, and the Idaho economy, while accomodating population growth.
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