Thursday, August 20, 2009

Seminole Chronicle - W.S. divided on HOA-like control

Seminole Chronicle - W.S. divided on HOA-like control: "The Winter Springs City Commission is divided on the issue, especially when it comes to what you can do with your homes. It's been three years since the city passed a compatibility law, which, in its broadest sense, means that everything concerning your house - the paint, the roof, the garage, the color of the door and the type of fence - has to be compatible with your neighborhood.

'Even though the Supreme Court allows us to do it, I don't think it's the job of government to dictate what color somebody's house is going to be or what color their roof is going to be or what style their fence is going to be if that individual doesn't live in a deed-restricted community,' City Commissioner Rick Brown said at the Aug. 10 meeting."

As I keep saying, more and more cities are imitating HOAs.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they're practicing so they can take over failing HOAs and operate them directly and collect the assessment revenue in addition to property taxes.

Anonymous said...

At least there is some measure of constraint on the city, with more Constitutional protections. I would take this over 'private' government anyday.