Farmers Branch is a first-ring suburb of Dallas, and some residents are asking the City Council to consider regulating the colors someone can paint their house.
What do we think? Is regulating paint colors of single family homes a reasonable government action to protect property values in the community? Or is it overreaching into individual decisions that don't significantly impact the general public?Farmers Branch residents in a paint brawl
By STEPHANIE SANDOVAL / The Dallas Morning News LINK
"When you paint your house some fluorescent or garish color scheme, you negatively affect my [home] value," said Robin Bernier, who with fellow resident Matt Burton has asked the City Council to consider requiring permits and color approval before residents can repaint.
Others, however, bristle at the idea of policing pigments. "There is no compelling public purpose to infringe on my property rights and freedom of expression," former council member Carol Dingman said.