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March 14, 2014

RE:  NJ Supreme Court Vacates Appellate Order on COAH

Dear Mayor:

On Friday, the New Jersey Supreme Court vacated in its entirety the March 7 Appellate Court order and granted the request from the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) for an extension, subject to the following provisions:

  1. COAH shall proposed new regulations by May 1, 2014;
  2. proposed regulations shall be published in the June 2 New Jersey Register;
  3. the public comment period on the proposed regulations shall extend to August 1, 2014 and will include a public hearing if requested;
  4. COAH shall adopt new regulations on or before October 22, 2014 and published in the November 17 New Jersey Register.

The Supreme Court also ordered that if regulations are not adopted by November 17 the Court will then entertain applications for relief, including requests to lift protections provided to municipalities by NJSA 52:27D-313.

The New Jersey Supreme Court order is available at: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/coah/SCONJCOAHorder.pdf

For more information, please see the League’s letter of March 13 (http://www.njslom.org/letters/2014-0313-COAH.html.)

 If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Mike Cerra, Director of Government Affairs, at 609-695-3481 x120, mcerra@njslom.com

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

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