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Outrage of the Week: Object to Development, Get Sued by Developer

guest blog by Deborah Goonan

Add another shady, abusive tactic to the HOA playbook. When taxpayers show up at the planning commission meeting, and speak out against development of yet another HOA or Condo project, if you’re the Developer, just give your attorney a call. Then threaten a lawsuit.

When a Planning Commission denies a Zoning change, or the two parties cannot agree on a development plan, it is quite common for the Developer and Landowners to file a suit against the government, hoping to arrive at a reversal of the Zoning decision or at least a mutual compromise.