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Right-Wing Bible Thumpers Seek Federal Buyout Because They Didn’t Want Nanny-State Land Use Regulations to Keep Them From Building in a Landslide Zone

11 thoughts on “Right-Wing Bible Thumpers Seek Federal Buyout Because They Didn’t Want Nanny-State Land Use Regulations to Keep Them From Building in a Landslide Zone

  1. "However, these landslides have caused very little movement over many years and development can successfully take place on landslide susceptible areas if the appropriate mitigation measures are identified and followed."

    Kids, Florida is not a housing development model to follow.

  2. He suggested that the neighborhood have limited irrigation, to prevent triggering another landslide, something that city planners said they couldn't enforce, according to email correspondence saved in the city's archives.

    If I were a trial attorney, I'd start driving around and taking note of which homeowners are irrigating their sidewalks and* streets.

    *Oh, who am I kidding?

  3. The Cripps had sued their builder over structural issues with the home, but they did not know those issues were connected to landslides. Their lawsuit was settled out of court.

    Woah woah woah hey woah hey… They already got money from the developer, and now they want a federal bailout on top of that?

    How much more Republican can someone get?

  4. I hope that this was not the scenario that caused the houses to be built .
    Planing Committee member: You can't build there, it's in a landslip zone. Campaign contribution? Thanks, I think I was wrong, your site is just outside the slip zone.

    1. I have no doubt that's what happened in my former home town of Pacifica, CA. Several apartment buildings were allowed to be built on a sandstone cliff overlooking the ocean, and predictably have been eaten by erosion. It took decades, and a succession of owners have made a lot of money taking rents. Now the city may get sued for allowing the development in the first place.

      1. Hah! Rilly. I live in a similarly hilly place in the east bay hills. My house is on a saddle, relatively gentle slope. I found out the houses around the corner, hanging on the side of the hill, can't be insured because the ground is at a greater than 30 degree angle. Good times.

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