Property Rights and Equality, JRP0062

July 24, 2019
Property Rights, Equality Under the Law, Poway, John Riley Project, JRP0062

In this episode we discuss issues of Property Rights and Equality Under the Law within the context of recent policy proposals from the Poway City Council. 

In the aftermath of the Poway Chabad Shooting, Mayor Steve Vaus has proposed a revision to the city code to give Places of Worship a waiver so they do not have to come before the City Council to ask for a variance to build a wall or a fence above the 6 ft limit.  This ultimately will give people greater security so they can pray without fear.  But is this a case of expanding property rights for some and not for others?  Should all property owners be treated equally under the law?  How is this consistent with Mayor Vaus’ desire to “Get Government Out of the Way”?

In the other issue we revisit the topic of Granny Flats in Poway to partly help relieve pressure in our current housing crisis.  We learn the city is still exploring the idea, but they are considering proposals that set up a business partnership between the city and the property owner including the city extending loans to property owners and participating in a revenue share agreement on rental income.  How is this consistent with Mayor Vaus’ desire to “Get Government Out of the Way”?  Are there better ways to embrace the idea of Granny Flats while respecting property rights and individual liberty?

We also discuss various other issues and people including the Burlingame Little League, Poway National Little League, Jon Canavan,, University of New Mexico, California Missions, Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations, Hyundai, San Jose, El Super Burrito, Millbrae, San Rafael, Ross, San Buenaventura Mission, Mission San Rafael Arcangel.

Closing Quotes:

“Ultimately property rights and human rights are the same thing”

― President Calvin Coolidge


Supporting Articles:

City of Poway proposes changes to enhance security at places of worship

Council maintaining interest in granny flat proposal

Survey: Poway among safest small cities in U.S.

Jon Canavan appointed Poway fire chief

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