Thursday, April 05, 2012

A petition for the White House

Good morning!

This seems like a effort to build and maintain good communities. Maybe you agree with changing the laws that require people to live beyond their means. Deliberate communities of people in small houses can equal active, interesting, sustainable lifestyles even on the salaries that young people are making today.


There is a new petition on We the People, a new feature on  If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by April 27, 2012, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues.  If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response. You can view and sign the petition here:

Here's some more information about this petition:

Require States to Reform Zoning Codes to Allow Tiny Home Structures under 1000 square feet

The 1000+ sq foot zoning requirements currently in place in most states, were initiated by lenders/municipalities, in an attempt to force Americans to build bigger homes, thus incurring larger debt (so lenders could make more$) and municipalities could charge higher taxes.This practice limits the ability of Americans to achieve the "American Dream" of home ownership in a structure size that suits their needs.There is a growing trend to build smaller homes but it is difficult because of these restrictions. Laws requiring homes to be 1000+ sq feet are unconstitutional and should be abolished. States should be required to remove these laws so that more families can live within their financial means, in a structure that suits their needs, and supports their environmentally held beliefs.

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