Tired of thug cops and would-be thug cops (think George Zimmerman)!!!
Good Golly, Miss Moly! I didn't advocate for NO restriction or regulations on rural housing and development - just that they should be tailored to a rural context. What may rightly apply to an urban dwelling in a dense city setting, may not apply or be unnecessary to an owner-built and occupied home in the country. I did say, "responsible rural living."
An extremely one-sided hatchet-job. I know of very few land-barrons out here in the hills, but I do know many small land-owners whose humble, often not "permitted," cabins are threatened by Code Enforcement under a general plan that sought to concentrate us all into the cities - what I call "sidewalk environmentalism." We thought we won this fight back in the 70's with United Stand and AOB housing codes, but the forces of control never surrender. They held umpteen hearings - and then completely ignored us. What kind of democracy is that? There needs to be a balanced approach that recognizes the rights of residents and allows for responsible rural living. I still support Estelle.
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In Print This Week:
Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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