Your Land is My Land. So Says Title 21

Remember Woody Guthrie’s song, “This Land is Your Land”? If Title 21 is enacted by the Anchorage Assembly, then the words to this song may be changed to the following:

Your land is my land

Your land is my land,

From the Chugach Mountains to the Inlet lowland,

From the Eklutna dam land to the Girdwood forest

Your land is owned by the M O A.

The Anchorage Assembly is holding hearings on January 15th, 5:00pm at the Loussac Library on Title 21. Here are some of the impacts on local residential housing: (1) the government will specify that any subdivision will have more than one type of housing model; (2) windows and doors must be placed differently; (3) siding materials/colors must be noticeably different; (4) garages must be placed in noticeably different locations; (5) fronts of houses must be noticeably different; and (6)windows and doors shall occupy a minimum of 15 percent of the street-facing wall.

Now, if your property is more than 20,000 square feet (a little less than a half acre), these do not apply. Seems like the 1% telling the 99% what they can and cannot do with their property. Why don’t these rules apply to all in Anchorage?

You have the chance to provide comments on all these limits on what you can do with your property. Now is the time to make your beliefs heard. Should the government be able to tell you what you can and cannot do with your property? For more information, go to

http://www.muni.org/Departments/OCPD/Planning/Projects/t21/Pages/Title21Rewrite.aspx

You owe it to yourself, your neighbors and your children. See you there.