Hooters gets Lone Tree, CO Approval
Note that the City of Lone Tree is in Douglas County, one of over 1,200 localities targeted by HUD’s new AFFH rule.
A women’s group supporting the right of a restaurant owner for a license will join the Hooters grand opening today, August 15. The group is led by Lone Tree city council woman Kim Monson, praised for standing up for liberty and supporting the rights of the local business.
(refer to The Denver Post, 05/19/2015, by John Aguilar)
It’s the responsibility of local elected officials to use judgment in making decisions on the use of property based on a process of first determining that permit applications are compliant with the zoning laws, participating in public hearings, and finally casting a vote based on considering what’s desired by and best for the community. That’s how we do it in our democracy.
Regardless of whether Hooters was approved or not, this process of exercising personal judgment on the use of property repeats itself over and over with the outcome of determining what’s desired by and best for the community. Contrast our democratic process with HUD’s plan, its new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, AFFH, rule. HUD plans to override local zoning laws outright and not just build high density, but force low income government subsidized housing and promoting the infrastructure to go with it.