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Land Use Academy of Utah

The Land Use Academy of Utah (LUAU) was created by a grant from the Utah State Legislature in 2014. Spearheaded by the Utah League of Cities and Towns, LUAU is made up of a consortium of Utah interest groups who support training and education in land use for our local elected and appointed officials.

Our goal is to create the first statewide uniform and comprehensive online land use website resource to train, inform and educate elected and appointed officials and the general public in statutory land issues and best planning practices. The site is housed and managed by the Utah League of Cities and Towns under the direction of Megan Ryan, working with a review board for content and oversight direction.  Contact Meg at mryan@ulct.org, and check out everything LUAU has to offer at luau.utah.gov 

Land Use 101 – Training for Appointed and Elected Officials in Utah

LUAU hosts introductory training on land use in Utah for local government officials, and  broadcasts live from the Utah State University facility in Salt Lake City to other extension sites throughout the state in which participants can interact in real time with the presenters.

The training covers statutory powers and duties of the land use authority and appeal authority, a review of land use planning tools, general plan, and ordinances, the legal framework behind making a land use decision, a general overview of meeting procedures and required public hearings and notice, conditional use permits, and open meetings training/state ethics review.

2020 Schedule

A Basic Training Session for Land Use Authorities …

Yes, That’s You!

Topics covered in this training session include:

Typical Schedule:

9:00 AM-11:00 AM:

1. Statutory Powers and Duties of the Land Use Authority & Appeal Authority

2. Review of Land Use Planning Tools, General Plan, & Ordinances

3. How to make a Land Use Decision: The Legal Framework

11:00 Break

11:15-1:00 PM:

4. General Overview of Meeting Procedures & Required Public Hearings & Notice Rules and Procedures & State Ethics Review, GRAMA & OPMA

5. Conditional Use Permits & other fun land use topics

Where & When: The training will be broadcast from an in-person training at the USU Taylorsville site to USU extension sites. These are live interactive fun, fact filled, four-hour trainings. How else would you want to spend a Saturday?

March 21, 2020 – Special Session**Land Use Legislative Update 2020   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

REGISTER: Land Use Legislative Update-March 21

From: Salt Lake

To: Logan, Orem, Tooele, Moab, Price Vernal, Kaysville, Brigham

*St. George & *Richfield TBD

May 9, 2020 – Land Use 101 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER: Land Use 101-May 9

From Salt Lake:

To: Logan, Blanding, Moab, Orem, Kaysville, Roosevelt, Brigham City

*St. George & *Richfield TBD

June 13, 2020 -Land Use 101   9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER: Land Use 101-June 13

From: Salt Lake

To: Logan, Price, Moab, Orem, Kaysville, Vernal, Tooele

*Bicknell & *St. George TBD

October 24, 2020 -Land Use 101 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER: Land Use 101-October 24

From: Salt Lake

To: Blanding, Logan, Orem, Vernal, Kaysville, Price

*St. George & *Kanab & * Ephraim TBD

December 5, 2020- -Land Use 101   9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

REGISTER: Land Use 101-December 5

From: Salt Lake

To: Logan, Kaysville, Moab, Orem, Toole, Price

*St. George TBD

Cost: Free!

All attendees can receive a certificate of completion from the League after each session.

The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this site from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.

Broadcast from:

Utah State University Taylorsville Campus
920 West Levoy Drive
Taylorsville, UT 84123