From the Harford Property Owners Association:
Harford Property Owners Scores a Victory for Private Property Rights when County Council Bill 12-02 is pulled before hearing.
On February 14, 2012, at the scheduled hearing for Bill 12-02, the Livability Code update, Councilman Dion Guthrie withdrew his sponsorship which effectively killed the bill.
The Harford Property Owners Association partnered with the Harford Campaign for Liberty to fight this bill, which would have mandated rental registration, added authority for unwarranted inspections, and contributed to the ongoing attack on private property rights in Harford County.
After the bill was pulled, Patrick McGrady said “Thank you for committing your valuable time to make phone calls, send emails, and write faxes to our elected officials in Harford County. We must work together to defend our rights into the future.”
The right to use our property as we see fit is a necessary component of a free society, and the Harford Property Owners Association will work to defend it against all threats.
While killing this bill was a small victory, we must remain active and continue the fight for property rights– now at the state level.
Two Bills require our immediate action in order to preserve our rights, and start getting some of them back.
Senate Bill 196 will require inspections for decks and balconies in multi-family units. It can be viewed here: LINK and more information will follow.
House Bill 644 is related to the presence of Lead paint in real property. The bill language is here: LINK and more information will follow.
The Harford Property Owners Association is growing and is seeking new board members. If you are interested in serving to protect property rights, write to Patrick McGrady at Patrick@harfordproperty.org or Joan Ryder at Joan@harfordproperty.org.