Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann’s David Coale in Dallas Morning News

Plano, here’s why it’s time to stop fighting residents who despise your master development plan

Published July 28, 2020

The city has steadfastly argued for five years that comprehensive plans like Plano Tomorrow aren’t subject to referendum petitions because they are a part of a city’s zoning ordinance fabric. But that argument didn’t stand up with the state’s 5th Court of Appeals, which issued a unanimous opinion that included justices from opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Justice David Schenck dug carefully and deeply into state statutes behind the two issues that ran smack into one another in this case: the power to plan and the power to push for a referendum.

David Coale (Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann), a local appellate lawyer, described the opinion as “vintage Justice Schenck. He is precise in determining exactly what the Legislature did and did not say.”

Read the article in The Dallas Morning News.

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