Intermunicipal Land Use Cooperation

New York leads the nation in providing local government with legal authority to create intermunicipal land use compacts and councils. These agreements are needed to manage intermunicipal environmental resources such as watersheds, to provide a vibrant regional economy, and to avoid border wars where projects in one community adversely impact others.In recent years, several groups of adjacent communities have formed land use councils to tackle critical intermunicipal land use issues. All of this is explained and illustrated.