Idaho Group Sues to Stop Rezoning of Ag Land
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho group has filed a lawsuit against Canyon County to prevent officials from changing land zoned for agriculture to non-agricultural use. The Idaho Statesman reports that the Coalition for Agriculture’s Future filed the lawsuit Aug. 12 asking a judge to restrain Canyon County officials. The Meridian-based group also contends that all county land-use decision and zoning ordinance changes since May 2011 are invalid because the county failed to follow state law when adopting its updated comprehensive plan. Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Zach Wesley says the county doesn’t comment on pending litigation.