Regulation of the Day 106: Clotheslines
Some homeowners’ associations ban clotheslines. For people who would like to use clotheslines and aren’t allowed to, this presents a problem. Luckily, there are three solutions:
- Convince the homeowners’ association that their ban is unreasonable. Get it repealed. Or compromise. Maybe restrict clotheslines to backyards so they stay out of sight.
- Move somewhere else. Clotheslines are allowed in most places.
- Get regulators involved. Pass a law overriding any homeowners’ association clothesline bans.
Guess which option is being considered in Massachusetts? Hint: it’s not either of the first two.
(Hat tip: Amanda France)