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Immediate Call to Action: County Zoning Authority
- Posted on June 16, 2015
County Officials Encouraged Call or Email Senator Fitzgerald Today!
Many of you have heard about a potential motion in the state biennial budget that allows for town withdrawal from Dane County zoning. Many view this as just a Dane County issue but, in fact, this could become a statewide issue. If this authority is provided to Dane County towns, towns in other counties around the state will ask to have the same policy applied in their counties. This motion sets a very bad precedent for counties statewide. The budget process should not be used to adopt policy items affecting county government without any local input. The Wisconsin Counties Association is strongly opposed to this change, as are many other organizations.
The Wisconsin Counties Association Government Affairs Staff asks that you call and e-mail the leader of the Wisconsin State Senate, Senator Scott Fitzgerald. Tell Senator Fitzgerald to oppose the introduction of any Dane County zoning motion in the state budget. It may be Dane County today, but it could be your county tomorrow. Please be polite when you articulate your concerns.
Please call 608-266-5660 and e-mail the Senator today at Sen.Fitzgerald@legis.wisconsin.gov. Please carbon copy his staff below:
Adam Foltz Adam.Foltz@legis.wisconsin.gov
Tad Ottman Tad.Ottman@legis.wisconsin.gov
Dan Romportl Dan.Romportl@legis.wisconsin.gov
Lucas Vebber Lucas.Vebber@legis.wisconsin.gov
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WCA office at 866.404.2700