Mark D. Owen led the effort to repeal Owosso's historic district ordinance and in November 2001 was elected to the Owosso City Council.

By Mark D. Owen

Historic Principles over Government "Historic Districts"

When buildings get to be of a certain age, they often take on historic significance. But is it necessary for that significance to overshadow time-honored principles of limited government, individual liberty, and private property rights? In August 2001, citizens of Owosso, Mich., answered a resounding "no" when they repealed a coercive city plan to regulate private homes of historic significance. … more