Annual Case Law and Legislative Update 2022

September 21, 2022 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2022 - 11:45PM


Contact: For more information contact Brad Neumann ( or Mary Reilly ( or 231-889-4277 ext. 1)

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
12:30-1:30 p.m. ET


Each year, MSU Extension land use educators compile a set of cases specific to planning and zoning. The case law update will highlight cases from the 2021-2022 Summary of Select Michigan Planning and Zoning Court Cases, which includes cases from the Michigan Supreme Court (MSC), Michigan Court of Appeals (COA), and the Federal Appeals Court (6th Circuit). This year’s edition also includes two Federal District Court cases.  

The courts interpret and apply land use laws and regulatory ordinances to balance civil rights, constitutional rights, private property rights, and public interests. A state-of-the-art planning and zoning practice includes an annual or semi-annual review of federal and state court opinions because they can be consequential at the local level, depending on the court and the scope of the decision.


The legislative update will highlight legislation on the move and how it could affect your job as a local official. Hear about legislation affecting sand and gravel mine permitting, regulation of short term rentals, affordable housing, and more. Presented by Jennifer Rigterink, of the Michigan Municipal League, the legislative update will provide a local government perspective of the legislative process and how pending legislation could impact local government planning, administration, and services.  

Cost: Free



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