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Commentary on issues regarding property rights, this blog relays information on events past, present, and into the future in Northeast PA (USA). While facts are presented, an opinion may be thrown in the mix to make things more interesting. Corrections are welcomed by using the comments -  as long as we see documents to back it up.

As far as the comment part of this blog, we appreciated hearing from people literally all over the world! We generally don't publish the comments though because this is a local blog. Even so, comments published are rare unless they add to the story or a correction is needed and information sent was confirmed. Glad you're enjoying it though! We STILL have some freedoms here and intend to exercise them at will!




Pittston Town Hall Meeting 9/11/13

Pittston City Council meeting on 09/11/2013

With emotions running high, the Town Hall Meeting at best served the purpose of folks on both sides venting their frustrations over an ordinance imposed on landlords in particular. While behavior on behalf of citizens expressed outrage over oppressive laws which may lead to less affordable housing, some council members stood their ground over the ordinance in a rather obnoxious way fueling the emotions. What happened to the podium, guys?

Much of the problem stems from the nice sounding title of "Home Rule" where council passes ordinances without the process of including the public. Once the ordinance is passed, the people negatively affected of course feel the lack of representation and the desire to take legal action is created...because the local government failed to seek the consent of the governed.

NEPA LTA has taken the position that Pittston's ordinance needs addressed while understanding that there is a need not only for uniformity in codes, but the enforcement as well.


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