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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Dumb zoning ordinances department:

A tax service wants to relocate to downtown Sturgis, MI, but a local zoning ordinance prevents the move. It holds that you cannot operate a year-round tax service business on the main floor of any building in the four-block area classified as “downtown.”

No matter that that downtown Sturgis has vacant storefronts.

This is the problem with inflexible single use zoning districts. We have elevated legalisms above common sense.

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