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Snob Zoning Supersedes Human Needs

by Ed Naile April 12, 2018

The tiny backyard houses for the homeless plan that failed in Oregon is popping up in Los Angeles, California! The “not in my backyard” organized zoning NAZI’s fought long and hard, for decades, to control other people’s property and rights. Don’t think they are going to relinquish that kind of control easily. The idea of […]

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Portsmouth Air BnB Renter Should Say They are “Domiciled” for Voting Purposes

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2017

The city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire has denied a couple the right to rent a property they own on Air BnB. Matthew Beebe and Barbara Jenny bought the home next to theirs for their Daughter who travels and planned to use short-term rentals until her return, but the city has issued a cease and desist order. [City attorney] […]

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Are Local Zoning Boards Looking For Less Transparency and Accountability?

by Steve MacDonald January 23, 2017

From Right to Know New Hampshire, notice of a hearing on legislation that could diminish transparency from local zoning boards. House Bill 123 on not requiring notice for continued ZBA meetings has been introduced in the N.H. House and assigned to the House Municipal and County Government Committee. This bill is sponsored by Rep. James […]

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Time to Build An Epic Shooting Range in Winchester, New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald December 12, 2016

From the InBox: So there is an awesome plan (It is even funded!) to build an epic shooting range in Winchester NH complete with a 1,000 yard range. However, it must go through the arbitrary government zoning process and there is pushback from the anti-gun left. If successful, this would be the first 1,000 yard […]

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Can The US Senate Stop HUD From Taking Over Local Zoning?

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2016
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Mark Steyn, filling in for Rush Limbaugh, speaks with Rick Manning, from American’s for Limited Government, about an Obama maneuver that allows the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make arbitrary zoning decisions from Washington DC in any local town or city. (We interviewed Rick on this subject back in January.)  

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Another NH Democrat pines for a “walkable” history most of us have already rejected

by Skip September 28, 2015

That would be  NH State Rep Ivy Vann (D-Peterborough) – whose heart seemingly aches for the times of city or town life that many left many decades ago – but has no problem in using Government to impose her notion of “town Utopia”.  No kidding – she tells us this in a self-contradictory “puff piece” […]

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DId you know that Obama has declared every neighborhood to be racist?

by Skip October 27, 2014

“The Orwellian-sounding regulation would force some 1,200 municipalities to redraw zoning maps to racially diversify suburban neighborhoods” Indeed!  And one more thing that Obama will do via Executive Order (via the Federal Sustainable Communities Initiative by the Federal Depts of  HUD / EPA / DOT) is take over all local zoning.  We’ve been sounding this […]

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New State Motto “Occuptional Licensing or You’ll Die!”

by Steve MacDonald October 8, 2014
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Granite State Futures Blog We’d like to give Senator Sharon Carson the benefit of the doubt, but it is tough when her husband Gregory Carson is the lead lawyer and representative for HUD in NH. When anyone questions the Granite State Future program, he is the one they send to put out the fires and […]

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Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

by Ed Naile October 5, 2014

Zoning attracts snobs like some stuff attracts flies – zoning boards especially. And if you want a short update on what is going on in the world of elitist snobs look no farther than Portsmouth, NH and the frightening issue of carports and their resemblance to mobile homes. The story starts with the usual need […]

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Workforce Housing – Bob Ward: “YOU HAVE YOUR FUTURES! YOU HAVE YOUR AGENDA 21s!!!”

by Skip May 19, 2014

That would be Bob Ward, the SanborntonTown Planner screaming those words at NH State Rep Jane Cormier when the Planning Board held an “information session” on May 1st on six amendments that wound themselves making more of the town open for workforce housing.  It was obvious that actually educating folks as to what was really below […]

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Wind Farm Blues In Groton

by Rick Olson January 2, 2014

“Socialist elitism will not conquer the Granite State by way of the federal government, but with its steady migration of mass-holes, carpet bagging their NIMBY politics, CAVE politicos and BANANA buddies, manipulative zoning, community planning, variances, fees and their homegrown branded definition of ‘Quality of life’…” —LFGC Club President Rick Olson I had not remembered […]

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Bedford Beware – Zoning Rights In Jeapordy

by Steve MacDonald November 10, 2013
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c/o Granite State Futures Blog By SUSAN CLARK Union Leader Correspondent BEDFORD — Voters may be asked to allow the Town Council to rule on which zoning amendments will become town law in the future, without amendment proposals going on the ballot. The change in the zoning ordinance process was first brought to voters in […]

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Anyone Call the Portsmouth ZBA on Martha’s Motel?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2013

Martha Fuller Clark’s palacious digs are in the Historic part of Portsmouth.  Not historically used for a motel, to be sure.  Certainly not plumbed, septic’d or sewer’d for the crowd she apparently had lodging at her family estate. What we do know is that it is a historical voting district for Democrat voters, often from […]

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GrokTV Event: Brookfield Planning Board – presentation on “Sustainable Communities Initiative” – Part 3

by Skip June 28, 2012

In addition to Ken Eyring and Eileen Mashimo testifying to the Brookfield Planning Board, NH State Representative Lou Vida was also present and asked if he could speak as well: After the testimonies were given, the Board went into their official session – and promptly started asking questions (after the jump):

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GrokTV Event: Brookfield Planning Board – presentation on “Sustainable Communities Initiative” – Part 3

by Skip June 27, 2012

Eileen Mashimo next addressed the Brookfield Planning Board and added some of the connections to some of the groups that are behind the scenes of this initiative, how the people and the groups all  interconnect, and the methods by which this “Granite State Future Plan” is being rammed through the process (it is rather manipulative).  […]

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GrokTV Event: Brookfield Planning Board – presentation on “Sustainable Communities Initiative” – Part 2

by Skip June 27, 2012

Ken Eyring continues and finishes his presentation of some of the paperwork that just never seems to stop once a local community signs onto the “Granite State Future Plan” (the NH adaptation of the Federal program called “Sustainable Communities Initiative”  operated by a consortium of the Federal EPA, the Federal Dept. of Transportation, and the […]

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GrokTV Event: Brookfield Planning Board – presentation on “Sustainable Communities Initiative” – Part 1

by Skip June 27, 2012

Monday night, the Brookfield, NH Planning Board heard a presentation by Ken Eyring and Eileen Mishimo on their research concerning the Federal Government pushing their Sustainable Communities Initiative (called Granite State Future Plan here in NH, a “massive entitlement / welfare program”).  Those that are pushing this agenda are doing so by making it seem […]

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