Rob Hawkins: Dollar’s bill shameful

March 21, 2013 

Dollar’s bill shameful

I am truly amazed that Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Republican, would propose a law that would take away from local government the ability to control local building standards (“Housing standards take hit in House,” March 20).

And hooray for Wake County mayors for acting to stop such an effort!

Just as a homeowners association needs to have some control over what is done in its neighborhood, so too does each town and city need to have control over the qualities of homes and other buildings built in their areas. Dollar’s attempt to take away such control smacks of very excessive government intervention, something that Republicans usually decry. Shameful!

Rob Hawkins, Cary

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service