Land Use and Public Property

We recognize the right of property owners to control, use, transfer or dispose of their property in any manner that does not violate the rights of others. We believe that rights to land and any related water, oil or mineral rights are entitled to the same respect and protection. We reject any governmental assertion of “police powers” to regulate private property under the guise of “furthering the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare.” Therefore, we advocate the following:

  1. The abolition of zoning laws and building codes, which may be replaced by restrictive covenants, among other voluntary means.
  2. The abolition of all rent control laws, regulations, boards, mandatory low-income housing quotas in new developments, and all condominium conversion restrictions.
  3. The abolition of the Department of Real Estate whose regulations restrict and delay urban condominium developments and rural residential subdivisions and commercial land developments and whose licensing procedures for real estate brokers limit occupational mobility and competition in the market for the sale of real property.
  4. The repeal of eminent domain and all forms of condemnation of property.
  5. The privatization of government-held lands, including parks and beaches, and the abolition of the California Coastal Commission and all other regional land use agencies.
  6. The adoption of private remedies, including civil legal action, for redress of property rights violations.
  7. The abolition of any restrictions on a landlord’s right to maintain “adults only” rental units.
  8. The end to government-mandated privileges for the handicapped, such as reserved parking spaces, special access ramps and special rest rooms on private property. We are confident that private property owners, either through their search for a broader market for their services, or out of admirable charitable inclinations, will provide an ample supply of such facilities.