Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District Decision is Good for Planning / by urbanexus

In a post at Atlantic Cities, Emily Badger opines that the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court handed down on June 26, 2013, in the case of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, will be a disaster for good planning. Contrary to what Ms. Badger has to say I believe that this decision is no disaster for good planning. In fact it reinforces it. Plans and associated regulatory programs should be fair and based on sound analysis. The nexus and proportionality tests provide for that. Planners and regulators will simply have to do their homework. As long as they impose costs fairly and proportionately, they can require that property owners and developers fund the analytical work