governments could cooperate to determine how best to manage the land. It was introduced, however, as a working draft, on which "federal, state, and local officials, planners and representatives of industry, business and public interest [could] comment."33 Jackson hoped that through the hearing process, national experts on land use would make recommendations and provide guidance to create a more orderly, systematic program of national, state and local land use planning.34
Hearings and Modifications
Hearings on S. 3354 were held before the full Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs on March 24, April 28, April 29, and July 8, 1970. Testimony was heard from twenty nine individuals, representing various federal agencies, state organizations and private industries. Numerous written
(CR, supra note 1, at 1758. As this bill had not developed in the usual manner, at the request of a specific constituency, but rather was an attempt to join various interests in pursuing a common agenda, rational land use, Jackson and his aids saw the Senate hearings as an opportunity to discuss the general concept of land use, to generate support for the idea of a national land use policy and to discuss the particular components of the bill. Noreen Lyday, The Law of the Land 12 (Urban Institute, 1976).
(CR, supra note 1, at 1758.