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BETTMAN SYMPOSIUM: Evolution of Affordable Housing Law

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:45amAffordable housing law is a mix of measures designed to prevent exclusion and encourage and pay for affordable units. Recent developments have both upended and reaffirmed earlier understandings of the law, and presenters discuss the matter of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, the recent New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on ‘growth share,’ and other cases clarifying where affordable housing law stands today. Bettman Symposium. *Pending approval for 1.5 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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Takings in the 21st Century

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30amTakings law has never been a model of clarity. Decisions since the turn of the century, however, have both clarified the law and illustrated its impact on government decisions and private development. Review recent key cases and examine trends in how lower courts and government agencies are implementing them. Discuss where takings law is headed and hear predictions for its future trends.

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Nollan and Dolan I, the Legislative Exception

Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:00amThe famous Dolan case established that ad-hoc exactions must have an ‘‘essential nexus” with the project at hand. That same legislative exception has been read into Nollan’s “rough proportionality” test. Yet recent decisions, including Koontz, have called the exception into question. What is the value of the legislative exception — and is it fair? *Pending approval for 1.25 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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Nollan and Dolan II, Burden of Proof

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30amMust government agencies show that “essential nexus” and “rough proportionality” tests are met before imposing an exaction? Or is it up to property owners to counter a presumption that exactions meet these standards? Probe the issues surrounding the burden of proof, efforts by government agencies to avoid it, and expert opinions about what a fair rule might look like. *Pending approval for 1.25 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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Koontz -- Clarity or Calamity?

Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00pmThe Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District case arose from a Florida agency’s demand for wetland-development mitigation. It quickly became the U.S. Supreme Court’s most important takings decision in years. Examine Koontz’s impact on earlier case law and local administrative practices. What are the new rules for wetland-impact mitigation? And what questions has Koontz left unanswered? *Pending approval for 1.25 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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Climate Change Planning Post-Lucas

Monday, April 28, 2014, 2:30pmIn Lucas v. the South Carolina Coastal Council, the U.S. Supreme Court established the “total takings” test for evaluating whether a regulatory action constitutes a taking that requires compensation. Review planning-related U.S. Supreme Court decisions, from the landmark Lucas case through the recent Koontz decision. You’ll get useful tips for navigating regulations while you protect your community’s environment. *Pending approval for 1.25 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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BETTMAN SYMPOSIUM: Takings and Givings

Monday, April 28, 2014, 4:00pmIn some jurisdictions, takings compensation may be reduced to the extent a particular project increases the value of a parcel of land. Is this a fair model? And how should government benefits be taken into account? Learn how government-bestowed land value is being used to reduce eminent domain costs and finance projects. *Pending approval for 1.5 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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BETTMAN SYMPOSIUM: Reading the Signs

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:00pmLet’s face it: sign regulation is a perennial challenge, practically and legally. How can you determine and regulate the effects of different types of signs? What do you need to know about digital and on-premise commercial signs? Find out what the courts say about best practices in sign regulation and analyze examples of those practices at work. *Pending approval for 1.5 CLE from the MCLE of Illinois.

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