From the thread "Zoning vs. Property Value" in the Zoning, Land Use and Current Planning forum:
I agree but would like to add that poverty is often a result of lack of 'rights' (or political power) rather than a lack of money per se. (And I can elaborate if you don't understand my point on that. )Originally posted by permaplanjuneau
So, I would like to ask if anyone knows what an unincorporated community can do to protect itself from predatory developer practices. Say you are in an unincorporated community and you cannot incorporate for some reason. What powers are out there that such a community can use to help fill the vacuum of lack of local governmental powers? You are technically part of the "county" (rural) but built up like a city. What federal powers/programs/laws might assist your defense of your community? What state resources might assist you? What NGO (non-governmental organization -- like a charity) resources might you avail yourself of in such a fight?
Is there anything else out there that I am not thinking of?