Governmental regulation at the local level is out of control. To the point that one's own children home from college for the summer are not allowed to park in one's own driveway in Cobb County, Georgia, without obtaining a special permit!
'Parking War' Armistice Signed Between County, Kennesaw Family: The family will have to apply for a permit to allow four cars to be parked in their driveway before next summer, lest hostilities recommence (dated July 21, 2015) in its entirety:
A Kennesaw family whose children are home from college have won a battle against Cobb County code enforcement, but the war may not be over yet.Are the cars in the Oviedos' driveway jalopies overcrowding the driveway? No!
The Oviedo family’s two kids are home for summer, which means there are four cars parked in the driveway. This doesn’t sit well with code enforcement, which due to a recent rule change on so-called Open Space Community property can only allow two cars to be parked in each driveway.
Cobb County created Open Space Community zoning as a way to “encourage the preservation of natural resources within residential development.” As such, a portion of the relevant review criteria for obtaining open space zoning is that “[l]ots must be designed so to accommodate on site parking for at least two vehicles.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a recent rule change prompted the visits from code enforcement, so the on site minimum may have been changed to an on-site maximum.
A reporter with WSB-TV was able to contact Cobb County to get the Oviedos a reprieve for the summer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The family will have to apply for a permit to park more than two cars in their driveway for next summer, or the conflict will start anew.
In the name of environmentalism, Open Space Community regulations in Kennesaw, Georgia, have stomped all over individuals' rights to use private property!
How much are the Zoning Nazis' regulations interfering with your rights to private property in your community?
Additional reading: Agenda 21.
(hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance for the first link in this blog post)