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Watertown, New York Decides to “Ban Roommates”

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.

From YNN:

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.

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