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UNC School of Government

Amending Local Development Regulations

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This module reviews how local government boards make, adopt, amend, and repeal development regulations (with a particular focus on amending the zoning ordinance). Despite this focus, all of the legal requirements reviewed also apply to the adoption and repeal of regulations. After completing this module, viewers will understand: how ordinance amendments are initiated, the role of the planning board in review of proposed amendments, requirements for advertising and conducting public hearings, factors that can and cannot be considered for decisions, and voting requirements for governing boards making these decisions.

Topics - Local and State Government

  • Planning and Development Regulation
  • Community and Economic Development

Who should attend

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles Community and Economic Development Professionals Community Development Professionals Downtown Developers Economic Development Professionals Planning and Zoning Professionals Planners Zoners


David Owens joined the Institute of Government in 1989. Prior to that, he was an attorney and senior planner for the Wisconsin State Planning Office and spent 10 years with the NC Division of Coastal Management. His publications include numerous books and articles on zoning law, including the bas...