Meeting Public Comments

Meeting informations are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: RM 19
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.
Comments Submitted:

Phoebe Neseth [Community Association Institute]
Community Associations Institute (CAI) recognizes and supports the rights of residential commoninterest communities to regulate commercial activities within their communities. This includes the right to restrict those commercial activities that are conducted from within individual homes constituting homebased businesses if the commercial nature of the activity is obvious to others in the community and otherwise inconsistent with usual residential living.Individuals are entitled to reasonably enjoy the use and privacy of their individual homes. Certain types of homebased occupations allow individuals to pursue a livelihood and are not apparent to others outside of the home, therefore causing no adverse effect whatsoever on the community.CAI urges the Iowa Legislature to enact this legislation, which adopts use restrictions pertaining to homebased businesses that are reasonable and flexible and applied uniformly according to objective criteria for community associations in Iowa.