A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Aberdeen Council Likely to Support Eliminatation of COAH, Restoration of RCAs

The agenda for the Tuesday 16 February 2010 Aberdeen Township Council meeting includes Resolution 2010-50, which supports Senate Resolution 1 to abolish the State Commission on Affordable Housing (COAH) and restore Regional Contribution Agreements (RCAs). This writer agrees that it is time for COAH to go but opposes a return to RCAs without significant modifications to the process. (see blog article)

Another resolution would encourage state legislators to oppose changes to the time of decision rule. The Senate and Assembly versions of the bill each favor developers by keeping local governments from changing zoning rules after an application for development has been made. The NJ State League of Municipalities opposes the state legislation. Environmental groups like Sierra Club also oppose the legislation. Click here for a detailed discussion of the legal issues involved.


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