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Coalition for Property Rights (CPR)
Kitsap Alliance Of Property Owners
American Land Rights Association
The National Association of Reversionary Property Owners (NARPO) - Opposes rail to trail conversions, with emphasis on cases in Kansas.
Perpetual Confusion - Documents bureaucratic complacency in Michigan when local administrators ignore zoning and other regulations and confusion legitimizes actions.
Property Rights Foundation of America - An advocacy group for private property rights. Political research, action alerts and analysis.
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The Important and Current Stuff
Supreme Court Limits Rights Of Property Owners
06/23/2017 - The Supreme Court constrained the rights of property owners establishing a test that favors government officials in assessing the loss of property value caused by government regulations. Writing for a 5-3 court, Justice Anthony Kennedy explained that state and local officials can combine separate parcels of land in assessing whether local government has effectively seized private property through regulation, requiring compensation. The case concerned a Wisconsin family called the Murrs, who argued that the government has unconstitutionally taken their land by refusing to allow them to sell it. More
Homeowners vs City Hall
This happened awhile ago but it seems to me we are seeing more and more selective enforcement of often-overzealous building code and land use policies applied only when there's an intolerant or fussy neighbor with an extremely narrow confort zone, insisting that their more refined sensibilities dictate others' actions, or even times when they are applied only to those individuals who may have been critical of elected officials or policies, as a bit of spiteful payback. In any case, what real harm is there in having an ugly trash bin or a ladder outside? Seriously, intolerance seems to be becoming the order of the day. - Evahttp://sunthisweek.com/2013/11/14/homeowners-win-court-fight-city-hall/
Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance
Boulder County FIRM is an issue committee registered with the State of Colorado. We are a group of your fellow citizens living in unincorporated Boulder County. The group was founded to protect property owners from excessive taxation by Boulder County to repair subdivision roads. Boulder County has neglected to maintain paved roads in subdivisions for about 15 years and has continued to collect property taxes which were in part designated for road repair. This situation affects over 10,000 property owners.
For more information about the history of this issue, the lawsuits and to keep up with the happenings of FIRM, visit their web site at: http://www.bocofirm.org/
Goals of the Land Use Coalition
We are committed to promoting education, awareness and support for landowners in Boulder County and beyond, while supporting open space, wildlife and preservation.
In addition to monitoring the Commissioners, and making sure they have access to competent expert information, we take action in several other ways:
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The Land Use Coalition is a grassroots, non-partisan organization dedicated to informing, supporting and protecting citizens, and their property rights in Boulder County, while also supporting open space, wildlife and reasonable land use regulations. For more information contact the Land Use Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org