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California – County of Marin set to launch anti-smoking regulations

County of Marin set to launch anti-smoking regulations – Marin Independent JournalBy Nels JohnsonMarin Independent Journal A multifaceted attack on tobacco was launched Tuesday as Marin County supervisors swiftly endorsed ordinances outlawing smoking in unincorporated area apartments and requiring retail vendors to get a special county license and pay a fee. The crackdown on smoking in multiunit apartment and condominium complexes is headed for what looks like certain adoption on Jan.

Florida – Concerns are raised about taxing units

Concerns raised about MSTUs as county considers expanding programSeveral of them appeared before the County Commission recently, asking the board to charge them for road improvements within their subdivisions. Commissioners obliged, unanimously inducting those residents into the realm of special tax districts known as Municipal Services Taxing Units (MSTUs) or Municipal Services Benefit Units (MSBUs).

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Virginia – OpenBand files suit against Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

OpenBand files suit against Loudoun County Board of SupervisorsIn the latest development in the lengthy saga involving Loudoun County and OpenBand, the cable and broadband provider filed a complaint against the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 2 – a retort to the board’s Nov. 2 vote to deny the renewal of a franchise agreement with the Dulles-based firm.

Illinois: Dealing with a resident who hoards

Dealing with a resident who hoardsNo matter if it’s treasure or trash, when a condominium resident stockpiles too much of anything, it can be detrimental to the entire building.

What has been your community’s experience with hoarding?

Has your community been able to address hoarding issues through internal procedures, or been forced to look elsewhere for assistance or relief?

Does your municipality offer assistance to hoarders or communities dealing with hoarding – for example, does your municipality have a hoarding task force?

Illinois:

Settlement gives city a pass on subdivisions’ street upkeep — Palos Heights news, photos and events — TribLocal.comPalos Heights is not responsible for street upkeep in several upscale subdivisions, according to a recent lawsuit settlement between Palos Heights and Westgate Valley homeowner association boards. But the costs of water and sewer will be absorbed by the city, according to Ald.