Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 24
Zoning Ordinances

R.I. Gen. Laws 45-24-34

 45-24-34.  General provisions — Purpose and consistency with comprehensive plan.

(a) A zoning ordinance adopted pursuant to this chapter shall provide a statement of its purposes. Those purposes shall be consistent with 45-24-30. A zoning ordinance adopted or amended pursuant to this chapter shall include a statement that the zoning ordinance is consistent with the comprehensive plan of the city or town adopted pursuant to chapter 22.2 of this title, or as otherwise provided below and shall provide that in the instance of uncertainty in the construction or application of any section of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be construed in a manner that will further the implementation of, and not be contrary to, the goals and policies and applicable elements of the comprehensive plan.

(b) The city or town shall bring the zoning ordinance or amendment into conformance with its comprehensive plan as approved by the chief of the division of planning of the department of administration or the superior court in accordance with its implementation schedule as set forth in said plan. A zoning ordinance shall address and specify requirements for the coordination between contiguous communities, the state, and other agencies, as required by chapter 22.2 of this title.

History of Section.
P.L. 1991, ch. 307, 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 247, 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 215, 3; P.L. 2011, ch. 313, 3.