Property rights (page 9)

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    Changes to zoning in Wilmington

    Wilmington’s Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on changes to the city’s zoning ordinances on January 29th.  The proposed changes should be welcomed. They also reveal one of the major problems with zoning. The planning commission will be voting on 11 individual changes, and they’re mostly minor amendments to details…
    Julie Tisdale, January 15, 2018
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    Asheville restricts short-term rentals

    In the least surprising move of the week (maybe the month), Asheville passed tighter restrictions on short-term rentals last night.  I wrote yesterday on this blog about why it’s a bad idea.  Asheville should get out of the way of property owners who want to use their homes…
    Julie Tisdale, January 10, 2018
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    Asheville should let the market drive short term rentals

    Tonight, Asheville will join other cities across North Carolina and the nation in voting on greater restrictions on short term rentals.  I’ve written about this issue before, and many of the questions I have for Asheville are the same. In particular, I have to wonder if this…
    Julie Tisdale, January 9, 2018
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    Rick Henderson Recaps Key Pieces Of Hammocks Beach Property Rights Case

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, recaps key elements of the property-rights fight between the Hurst family and the state of North Carolina over land near the Hammocks Beach State Park. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH the interview here, and…
    Donna Martinez, January 8, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A couple of years after Carolina Journal reports helped bring about the resolution of a court fight over property ownership near Hammocks Beach State Park, the state has unveiled a master plan for the park’s expansion. Rick Henderson recaps CJ’s role in the story for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2018
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    National Review columnist: Ownership isn’t theft

    David French of National Review Online ponders Democratic responses to the federal tax reform bill. I’m starting to think that all too many Democrats believe that private citizens and private corporations don’t actually own their private income or their private property. Otherwise, how can we explain the Democratic…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2017
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    Time For NC DOT To Fully & Promptly Compensate Map Act Victims

    They’ve waited and waited and waited. We’re talking about the victims of North Carolina’s Map Act. Our Jon Guze urges the N.C. Department of Transportation to “stop dragging its heels and get on with the business of making prompt and full compensation” for these victims of government overreach. At…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s rare for a school Parent-Teacher Association to get involved in politics. That’s why Terry Stoops paid attention when a Wake County PTA entered the political debate over N.C. elementary school class sizes. Stoops shares his assessment during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017