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Local Government Resource Desk

Planning & Land Use

Planning and Land Management Powers


Deciding how local planning powers apply in various situations can be complicated. Below in the “Additional Resources” section, a few legal opinions and sources on agency advice for some scenarios are provided. Other communities also may have information to share on the subject. The Kodiak Island Borough, Kenai Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, City of Dillingham, City of Quinhagak, and City of Unalaska are several examples of entities that have been involved in researching various planning power issues in some depth.

Narrative Frequently Asked Questions Additional Resources Applicable Laws and Regulations

Updated 01/03/07