California’s newest government outrage: Forced farming!
Put this one in the category where other California outrages reside: A court fight has erupted because Marin County is demanding that in return for a building permit for a farmhouse, the occupant must promise to farm his land … forever.
At least that’s what “perpetuity” usually means.
The Pacific Legal Foundation is helping Arron and Arthur Benedetti challenge Marin County’s “new forced-farming mandate that requires landowners to remain personally engaged in commercial agriculture in perpetuity as a condition of granting a building permit.”
The brothers’ father, Willie Benedetti, was challenging the policy before he died last fall and bequeathed the