After being told by two different township bureaucrats that it would be OK to raise livestock on the 3 acres they wanted to purchase, after purchasing the land and starting their homestead, THEN the petty piss-ant bureaucrats did a 180 and now say they have to get rid of the animals and will bring suit to make it happen. Small minded people with a little bit of power - oy. I can only afford a small donation but can spread the word. BTW, any funds not used to fight the township suit have been pledged to help others in similar situations.
Sounds like an intimidation attempt. There seems to be some missing information, what exactly is the relationship between the seller of the property and the people who have authority to enforce regulations on the zoning?
Those who hammer their swords into plows will plow for those who don't!
Amedean Messan wrote:what exactly is the relationship between the seller of the property and the people who have authority to enforce regulations on the zoning?
Apparently the relationship of serf to landowner, since you must pay tribute to them in addition to obeying their rules (I wouldn't dignify them with the word 'laws'). When it comes down to it, governments are other people who use force on you and want you to pretend they are perfectly moral anyway. I submit that force is not a valid way to deal with others, unless they happen to be using force against you (self-defense). But of course, the only people you can't defend yourself against are people in a government costume or with government titles (well you can try, but they tend to cage or murder you, for the greater good, of course). Neither good nor bad people should have such power over others. I hope someday people see this. In the meantime, all we can do is protect each other from each such attacks and call it what it is. (Hoping the mask of morality is wearing thin on these abusers of the belief in authority.)
Thanks for letting us know about the situation, like many others happening in the US and across the world. I will check it out.
It seems pretty clear that urban centers are some of the least sustainable, yet that is what these proposals increase and promote. First of all, it means most all supplies and food must be trucked in from elsewhere instead of locally grown. Second, it means that newly created bureaucracies are in charge of sustainability, something that reduces accountability, local empowerment, as well as separates the people affected by the choices from the people making the choices. I would opt for spreading the idea that you can grow and share food with your neighbors, building local resilience and real sustainability. Zoning also prevents distributed businesses, forcing them into certain areas, which would seemingly increase the need to travel far to work.