Wednesday, March 3, 2010

LFUCG Council attempts to define "family". Uh oh...

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council is attempting to define "family" in regards to who can live in a home.

Due to complaints that resulted in the recent UK housing debacle, the council has decided that it is a good idea to limit the number of non-blood or legally related people living in a house together to four. This will go before the city council starting on March 9.

This is a dangerous path to go down.  I am sure that there are legitimate grounds for some of the complaints regarding large numbers of students living in single family homes near campus but at the end of the day, isn't it the property owners decision to allow that?

When local governments begin to interfere with the number of people that can live in a house while simultaneously define what a family is, watch out! The ever encroaching arm of government is creeping ever so slowly into our lives!

This agenda is suspect, especially considering that mayor Newberry wanted to be the sole point of contact on the issue for the media. Hmm...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Logan: Could you please email me. I was one of the attendees at the Mayor's meeting and will be again today. I might be able to provide you some information to share with others. I would like to speak with you privately first. Thanks, Craig@hardinproperties.net

fifthonthefloor said...

At what point, I wonder, is the Constitution gonna become a priority again?

Anonymous said...

The Constitution seems to be the last thing on anyone's mind anymore.

Anonymous said...

Where does something like this stop? This is pure discrimination and infringement on private property rights. Does this apply to our guest citizens that put numerous folks in one dwelling also? I wonder how this applies to homeless shelters since all people living in there are most likely not family?