Best New and Potentially Sexy Zoning Ordinance in Austin

Anti-McMansion Ordinance (No. 20060309-058)

What's seven pages long and written in hieroglyphics? Most city ordinances. But this one is different. In clear language, it actually protects the little guy, the humble home dweller, you and me! It even uses the words "declaring an emergency," about burgeoning yuppie monstrosities and massive McMansions ruining our old neighborhoods. Why is it sexy, you ask? Well, now you can lounge naked in your back yard with your boy toys or gal pals, and not worry that your neighbors in the five-story glass and steel "addition" next door will see all the fun. No Hummers, vertical parking garages, or condos hanging over your head. It can be just the two of you and the salamanders and crickets and that warm bottle of wine, under the gently blossoming crape myrtles.

Anti-McMansion Ordinance (No. 20060309-058)
www.cityofaustin.org/edims/document.cfm?id=94519

City of Austin Neighborhood Planning and Zoning Department
505 Barton Springs Rd., PO Box 1088, 512/974-7695
www.ci.austin.tx.us/planning

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