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for Popular Government Vol. 41 Issue 1, Summer 1975
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Until 1973 few people though about energy as a problem area; however, as new crisis with oil spills and shortages have emphasized, the energy crisis is here. This article reviews North Carolina's role in a national energy system and how local actions are meeting the crisis.
Few housing issues today can arouse more debate than the regulation of mobile homes. While state law provides some guidelines, local governments have considerable discretion in this area. This article examines current state laws concerning the power of local government to regulate mobile homes.
The legal and administrative problems that arise in the property taxation of mobile homes stem basically from the fact that the mobile home is used as shelter; although resembling a conventional home it can be moved. Their movability but also their attached to the land as personal property make them a contentious issue for property taxation.
Despite controversy over them, mobile homes cannot be ignored as part of the North Carolina housing picture. In recent years, the public has turned to mobile homes to such a degree that this form of housing now represents nearly one-third of all new single-family homes.
A new study conducted in Mecklenburg County (including Charlotte and its suburbs), surveyed 9,716 junior and senior high school students regarding their delinquent behaviors.
With the growing number of mobile homes in the state of North Carolina, housing enforcement, zoning, and safety laws have all needed adjustment.