I understand the concept of not wanting fifty people living in a single family home within a residential neighborhood, but this law bans roommates altogether. Is this another brilliant scheme to revive the housing market? Sounds to me like a great way to create more homeless people in a phony recovery everyone knows doesn’t really exist.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Lawmakers in Watertown came to a decision that brings more questions than answers. Mainly, can government decide what is and what isn’t a family?
By a vote of three to two, Watertown’s City Council amended a law Monday night that dictates how many roommates a homeowner can have in a single family home in a residential neighborhood. The law used to allow four. Now, it’s zero.
But the argument against it is that not only would enforcing it be difficult, but in tough economic times and with traditional families giving way to the modern ones, this is a black and white way to define family.
Macaluso says in these tough times, a roommate could be needed to keep someone from losing a home, there’s soldiers who need roommates and also same-sex couples would be harmed.
Just another genius idea by bureaucrats.
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