I thought this would get more attention as a separate thread. I am starting the thread on behalf of Quijote, who signed a recent e-mail to me with "un-techno-wizard". :-D (She will eventually get the hang of it. )Quijote said:Something we need help with, for starters, is to get a look at other communities' versions of rural protection ordinances. We are in a planning process for our local small community (rural, but with significant urban intrusions and threats, and surrounded on three sides by urban development). We want an ordinance that protects particular rural qualities such as: the ability to keep livestock; the ability to practice agriculture and animal husbandry, even on relatively small pieces of land (less than an acre); protection of appropriate home occupation businesses without industrialization; we also need help figuring out appropriate set-backs to preserve the peace between home-owners and rural occupations (for example, composting business and horse stables vs. residents of high-density urban intrusion developments).