Thursday, June 10th, 2010
In determining whether a conflict or preferential treatment might
exist, another aspect of benefits, in addition to how definite or
are, is their proportionality. Stated in the form of a question, Is the benefit at issue
just one of many equivalent benefits to a sizeable group, such as
senior citizens or property owners, or is it especially large?
The council member took the position that he and his family firm
benefited no more than others who owned or had development...