Friday, July 02, 2004

Property Rights...? You don't need no stinkin' PROPERTY RIGHTS!!!

Jeff from Tusk and Talon has a piece on the restrictive new law in Kings County Washington that prohibits development on private, residential property.

Closer to home, I have a good friend who wanted to build on his hobby farm in Madison County. The authorities there told him that he could not build anything on his property that was not an “outbuilding” or a “primary residence”. Vacation cabins are verboten.

The rationale that they gave my friend was that the county could not afford public services on the weekends for Des Moines people staying in their vacation cabins. Huh…?

One wonders what the real reason is. Halting “urban sprawl” – rots of ruck.


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