Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Interesting: States Lobbied to Restrict Runaway Neighbourhood Associations

How would you like it if your neighbours could tell you stuff like whether you can put up a clothesline, how to water your lawn, what kind of air conditioning you can install and the colour of the trim on your house? That's the sorry lot of 20 percent of Americans who are subject to homeowners' associations, according to this piece from Stan Cox writing in the Prairie Writers Circle. Now, some folks are lobbying their state governments to enact laws restricting the powers of these neighbourhood mullahs.

TAGS: interesting, environment

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