Category: Municipal Laws

The Business of Water Service

If you turn a water faucet handle, you expect that clean water to pour forth.  If you flush a toilet, you expect waste to disappear.  If these are your expectations, you are likely a business customer of a local government.   There are two significant water service cases pending […]

Three-Judge Panel Invalidates State’s Efforts to Spay/Neuter Town’s Planning and Development Regulation Powers

Today, a three judge panel of the North Carolina state court declared unconstitutional a State law that blocks a municipality — one municipality — from exercising its power to create an extraterritorial planning jurisdiction, or “ETJ”. Thanks to my colleague Laura DeVivo (author of the incredible Keeping Up With […]