Critics of the Land Use Regulation Commission, the state's zoning board for 10 m
Critics of the Land Use Regulation Commission, the state's zoning board for 10 million acres of unorganized territory, want LURC to be changed from an appointed to an elected body, so "locals" can be ruled by their own. An advocacy group called the Maine Conservation Rights Institute says LURC has lost sight of the fact that it is making policy affecting people as well as natural resources. Last year a law was passed requiring two rather than four of the seven voting voting members to be from the unorganized territory. One problem with elections is that eligibility might become too restrictive, since the area is a difficult difficult to live in the area. With related editorial.
Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Critics of the Land Use Regulation Commission, the state's zoning board for 10 m" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3204.