Petition: Oppose New Jersey Assembly Bill No. 2586 (S-1534)

APA Petition is live!

The New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association just launched a petition in opposition to bills S1534 / A2586. This bill would exempt private colleges and universities from any kind of land use oversight and from requirements for compliance with local zoning codes under the Municipal Land Use Law. …

Sudden movement on A-2586

After months of inactivity, bill A-2586 is suddenly moving. The bill is being heard this Monday, June 17, by the state Assembly Budget Committee. It is not clear at this time what exactly will be heard, if there were any amendments, and why it was referred to the Assembly Budget …

Council of Princeton Future opposition

Town Topics has published that the Council of Princeton Future joins the opposition to bill A2586: http://www.towntopics.com/wordpress/2012/10/17/council-of-princeton-future-backs-opposition-to-assembly-bill-a2586/ We support the efforts of Mayor Goerner and Mayor Moore to oppose N.J. Assembly Bill A2586. Over its long history, the town of Princeton has enjoyed a cordial and extremely constructive relationship with …

NJSLOM and Sierra Club opposition

The swell of opposition against a dangerous land (S1534/A2586) use bill that would exempt private colleges from land use oversight is steadily growing: The NJ State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) has published another letter to mayors of towns in NJ that explains that A2586 has an impact well beyond the …

Press updates

A few more editorials and letters that explain the dangers of Assembly bill A-2586: Barbara Dorethy expresses her opposition to the bill. Jeff Tittel from the Sierra Club explains the dangers of A-2586, and how it would invite private development and exploitation of this loophole for financial gain. This is …

Princeton public forum discusses the slippery slope of A2586

Princeton Borough Mayor Yina Moore and members of the council recently hosted a public forum to draw attention to the slippery slope of A2586, which proposes to exempt private universities from any local land use oversight. Anne Levin from Town Topics previously wrote about this forum: http://www.towntopics.com/wordpress/2012/10/03/bill-a2586-council-forum-drawing-battle-lines/ The Princeton Patch …

Press updates

A few articles have been published in the last few days in opposition of Assembly bill A-2586: The Star-Ledger Editorial board weighs in why private universities should not be exempted from local land use oversight. Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) writes a letter to the editor of the Star-Ledger in opposition. …

Radio ad

Another group, the Coalition for Safe Neighborhoods (http://www.safeneighborhoodsnj.com), is mobilizing to oppose bills S-1534 and A-2586. This group has aired radio ads on NJ 101.5, and has also posted it online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BHkUP9ZI-o  

South Orange Board Of Adjustment resolution

The Board of Adjustment in South Orange passed a resolution¬†recently in opposition to senate bill S-1534 and assembly bill A-2586. We have made this resolution available on this website; please read the full text. In this resolution, the Zoning Board explains it strong opposition to the proposed legislation, and that …

Fact Sheet about A2586

Another Fact Sheet was sent to us that gives a very good overview of the problems and dangers of A2586. Please read …