Byers v. Board of Clallam County Commissioners – Case Brief Summary (Washington)

In Byers v. Board of Clallam County Commissioners, 84 Wn.2d 796, 529 P.2d 823, 826 (Wash. 1974) residents and taxpayers challenged an interim zoning ordinance that was passed for a portion of the county.

The Board of Commissioners argued that the residents and taxpayers did not have standing to attack the ordinance.

The supreme court, recognizing its previous holding that residents of an area encompassed by a zoning plan have a sufficient protected interest to have standing to challenge the reasonableness and validity of a zoning ordinance, affirmed the trial court's determination that the residents and taxpayers had standing. Id.