Unformatted text preview: • In NY City has power to zone, if you don’t live in city you live in town where town has power to zone, if you live in village it has power to zone. Whatever is at lowest level (smallest unit of government) they have constitutional authority to zone. Higher authority can’t tell them what they can or can’t build. • Planning: o 1) Health – Water i.e. labs through county that test water daily, where to put pipes etc. part of public health. Sewer system – 3 step cleaning process then goes to ocean, planning has to cite these plants and where ultimate product goes. o 2) Safety – especially road safety i.e. speed limits, drainage. o 3) Location of public facilities – any building you have to visit as citizen, schools, gov’t offices, libraries, police, especially for senior citizens and disabled. Must make them accessible. o 4) Economic goals – economy of area o 5) Housing – type of housing in community...
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- Spring '08
- Government, Manhattan, local government Early