Last month, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) unanimously voted in favor of finding good cause to proceed to a contested hearing on a challenge to the 3-Party IGA. This hearing was the first in several procedural hurdles necessary to invalidate the 10-year moratorium contained in the IGA. As HBA has previously discussed in this newsletter, the moratorium flies in the face of Metro’s Goal 10 planning requirements under state law, and impermissibly stalls local planning efforts for the Stafford Area. A formal written order is expected shortly. The next step is the contested case hearing before a hearings officer. After conducting the contested case, which will likely occur next month, the hearings officer will provide LCDC a written recommendation on the key legal and factual issues, which LCDC will consider at their July 23-24 meeting. To learn more about HBA’s concerns with the 3-Party IGA and planning in the Stafford area, contact Ezra Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org.