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for Popular Government Vol. 34 Issue 4, Dec 1967
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The article is a critique of public libraries throughout the state and the failings of this system for those North Carolinians who are illiterate. As a member of the Governor's Commission on Library Resources, the author suggests that libraries should not just be repositories for books. The 1964 commission proposed several changes including developing a more cooperative funding scheme including local, state, and federal funds and forming a statewide Citizens Committee for Better Libraries to be represented in every county.
Understanding legal precedents for historic preservation, specifically highlighting the differences between zoning and easements, is addressed by the author. Zoning refers to government regulation of private property as these affect public health and welfare. Easement recalls older property laws concerning ownership and rights inherent in owning property. For the purpose of historic preservation balance must be determined between the public and private realm of historic properties and how a combination of zoning and easements presents the most beneficial approach to such matters.
Parking throughout the state's cities in the mid-20th-century created a problem as urban areas expanded. Legal statutes were often unclear and this article attempts to clarify official laws governing municipal parking. It does not include information on curb or off-street parking.