Some wary of MF property ordinance changes
August 09, 2012, 6:00 pm by
In the face of stricter property ordinances, Marble Falls
City Council members are taking a microscope to amendments the city wants to
enact that restrict storage of vehicles and tightens maintenance of front
The changes to various city ordinances – including property
maintenance, traffic and motor vehicles, nuisance and special events – were
presented to council and citizens in the first of two public hearings Tuesday
night. Council members spent much of their regularly scheduled meeting picking
apart the details of the amendments.
"I am so opposed to [those amendments,]” Councilwoman Sharon
Pittard said. "I encourage citizens to write their council members about these
changes.”For the full story, see Friday's Highlander.
MF is an eyesore, full of rundown, poorly kept eyesores that need tearing down. What's holding back development isn't "regulations". How silly. Turn off the right-wing talk radio.
What's retarding development is that the town is a rundown eyesore. Sharon Pittard is the spokesperson for all that is dragging MF down and holding it back.
August 12, 2012, 11:12pm by Yanni
I am glad to hear at least ONE of the city council elected officials are questioning the under handed way the city staff is trying to take over and control the citizen's of Marble Falls. Go Pittard
August 09, 2012, 11:59pm by Getitright
To much city government is a bad thing to have. Over taxation is a bad thing to place on the people. Zoning rules have gotten out of control in MFs. There are vacant lots that could be built on but because of bad zoning or excessive regulations folks cant or wont build on them or are not allowed to build in some cases.
August 11, 2012, 10:51am by Roy
Aw, GeezUs! Where and When will it all end?
August 10, 2012, 10:32pm by Dwayne
If you want to live without some zoning and rules, move to Kingsland. No city government, no taxes, no zoning, no problem. Live any way you want.
August 11, 2012, 11:13am by A Reader
If the citizens don't get to the council meeting and voice their opinions, the city council is going to slide this thru and it will be a done deal. The proposed ordinances are ludicrous and everyone will be affected, even the rich folks who won't be able to park their boat at their house with their RV and jet ski's.
Speak up Marble Falls!
August 13, 2012, 4:23pm by taxpayer
Yanni. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And what you may consider poorly kept eyesores just maybe the only home an elderly couple has.Or what the disabled may be able to afford. And yes it is OVER regulation issues which is stopping or slowing down growth. Why do you think so many have built just on the edge of the city. Its not just to avoid city taxes. Its to avoid too much regulation. LOOKs are only a fraction of what makes a city liveable or growable. Excess and/or poorly written ordinances are a waste of time. And if you dont like council member Pittard. Then vote her out. But that aint likely to happen.
August 18, 2012, 6:33pm by Roy