The Problem of 'Family' Zoning

In 1975, the City of Oneonta, NY, established a law limiting the number of unrelated people allowed to live under one roof. Ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court, the city is working on redefining the so-called 'family zoning.'
August 7, 2009, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"City officials have said the purpose of such restrictions was designed to preserve the quality of life in city neighborhoods.

The new ordinance will institute a process by which four or more unrelated people may petition the city Zoning Board of Appeals and present evidence that the residents meet the city's criteria defining a functional family."

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Published on Thursday, August 6, 2009 in The Oneonta Daily Star
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