Does your local government have a planning commission? Does it have a legislative body? Does your local government have employees with administrative duties?
If your answer to the above question is yes—which it should be—you can avoid legal mishaps and improve your service to the community by familiarizing yourself with the differences between administrative and legislative roles and decisions. Because the difference between administration and legislation is to local government work what the difference between diesel and gasoline is to your pickup truck.
To help you navigate these differences so that you can do your job legally, ethically, and effectively, this module focuses on administrative and legislative roles and decisions as they relate to land use in the State of Utah.
Special Note: The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.