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MEANING

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Kevin Hall (kehall)
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:38:35 -0700


As a resident of Southern California, there is clearly evidence of the
relationship of home "size" and its association with wealth--"size does
matter." Unfortunately, some cities have allowed this to get out of
control. This phenomena is called mansionization. Simply explained, a
person buys a home, rips it all down, and builds the biggest, most
ostentatious home they can within legal limits. Oftentimes, these
homesites infringe on the privacy of neighbors, thus creating problems
including anger, alienation, and intimidation.
I am proud of the city in which I live. The City Council did have the
foresight to learn from what was going on in surrounding communities.
They made changes in building codes and increased restrictions before
overbuilding could happen in our existing neighborhoods. Also, there is
currently a movement to stop a new development of homes, which are
slated to be built within an oak preserve. I admire these people who
take a stand in favor of these "big, old trees" in lieu of homes of
"SIZE."

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