Taking the Mystery out of Findings of Fact

Informational Memo

Published: April 15, 2020

Taking the Mystery Out of Findings of Fact
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

“Findings of fact” (a city’s written explanation of its decision) are a crucial part of land use decisions, and acting without a clue can be treacherous. Take the mystery out of findings of fact by exploring the what, why, and how of findings facts to make defensible decisions.

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