Red Tape or red bow?
One person’s red tape
is another person’s protection and assurance.
Nobody likes red tape - it’s messy, takes too long, slows progress and increases costs.
Not so fast.
There is a positive side of red tape that is often overlooked. Red tape is how government protects us from shoddy products, tainted food, and exploitative labor practices.
Building codes make us safer. Zoning codes protect our property values. Design standards ensure a more attractive environment.
Historic district standards ensure that your investment in your home and the very qualities that attracted you to the neighborhood will actually endure over time.
Historic district designation assures that you can safely invest in improvements to your home without fear that your neighbor will undermine this investment with a new ‘monster home,’ or inappropriate new development.
These regulations make our lives better, safer and more enjoyable.
Not messy red tape, but a big red bow of protection and assurance.
In it for yourself - red tape.
Love the neighborhood - red bow.