State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC)
The State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC) is the only Governor-appointed council that has a county representative from each of Nevada’s seventeen counties as well as the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO). The Council provides recommendations and expertise on land use and natural resources planning, advises the State Land Use Planning Agency regarding the development of plans and statements of policy. These activities are closely coordinated with the Governor’s Office. SLUPAC advises the Administrator of the Division of State Lands on the development and distribution to cities and counties of information useful to land use and natural resources planning issues SLUPAC traditionally meets once per quarter and meetings are held throughout the state the State.
Duties of the State Land Use Planning Advisory Council Include
- Providing a state-level avenue for local governments to express concerns and discuss issues related to Federal, State, and Local land use and natural resource planning issues.
- Work cooperatively with the Attorney General and the NACO on RS 2477 roads and public lands access issues.
- Designate State Areas of Critical Environmental Concerns (ACEC) and provide assistance to Local Governments with land use planning for ACEC’s.
- Through its Executive Council provide technical expertise, mediate, and if needed resolve inconsistencies between local government land use plans.
For more information about the powers and duties of the State Land Use Planning Advisory County please review NRS 321.740