Housing Laws that Leave Granny Out in the Cold

Zoning and land use are not only tricky, but they can be extremely controversial. San Juan County is now considering a growth management plan for the unincorporated portions of the county that would include zoning. As this article from the Washington Post points out, zoning, because it allows nosy and controlling neighbors such leeway, can often result in economic harm and gross injustice.
There are large numbers of bloggers and analysts who focus their work on alternatives to zoning that San Juan County might want to consider. Proponents of zoning must consider the very real tradeoffs and limitations these policies may have.