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Developers and property owners are entitled to have their applications for zoning changes or permits decided by members of zoning and planning boards based solely on the merits of the application, free of any bias, predisposition, or self-interest. Indeed, community members and society at large also are vitally interested in having local officials make land use decisions fairly, and with the best interest of the community in mind. Although state law sets forth a variety of prohibited family and business relationships and financial interests,1 and although local towns and villages often have ethics rules that are even more stringent than the state law,2 in many instances it can be surprisingly difficult to determine whether a particular official’s decisions can be challenged on conflict of interest grounds.

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