|No PUDS in HMB|
There's no question that property rights are a hotly debated issue here. In just 2 weeks, thsese 2 posts have gotten almost 400 comments, pro and con. This has divided our community for a long time and will continue to do so.
Property owners also over the years have seen their rights reduced by questionable zoning regulations, restrictive easements, higher fees and endless appeals. The big developers are not deterred by these tactics and fight back and win. The small property owner doesn't have the deep pockets to fight City Hall and basicially just takes it.
Well maybe there's hope. Perhaps we can create a ground swell support for property owners to fight back and reclaim what is theirs. Let me introduce you to NP3 and is legion of Property Rights Crusaders (aka PUD Busters) with their chant "No PUDS in HMB" and their colorful logo.
This is really bigger than the PUDS (Planned Unit Developments). Its about how the system has treated people like the family on Terrace and their 6 year battle, a restaurant owner spending a year to get a permit, a 60 year HMB resident told she can't expand her home 1 sqft, conflicting zoning for a doctor who built our hospital, 1800 homes re-zoned, etc. Remember many of these people have owned land on the Coast for decades, long before the surrounding neighborhoods have been built. They didn't stop your homes from being built because of spralling growth. Why are we stopping them?
Perhaps if this logo appears in large numbers at City Council meetings and other agencies throughout the Coast, our elected officials will start to see that property rights do matter and they need to make changes.
Please feel free to use this logo as you see fit. Hopefully, this will start to change things.