Zoning Ordinance Clamps down on Home-Based Business

As reported in the Michigan City News Dispatch last week, local residents and small business owners have grave concerns about the proposed LaPorte County Joint Zoning Ordinance. Folks who work out of their homes may share in questioning the plan. The ordinance prohibits home-based workers from conducting business before 7:00 AM and from receiving deliveries from traditional carriers like UPS and FedEx. Whether you’re a web designer, eBay entrepreneur, or barber, everyone’s subjected to the same restrictions.

The next LaPorte Plan Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm. A thumbs-up from the Plan Commission will put it before the LaPorte City Council in time for their March 21 meeting.

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