APA Sign Adorns House on State Route 9" - Photo
Gallery and brief article, by Peter and Carol LaGrasse, and Ted
Ted Galusha, the president of Adirondackers for Access, and
a Warrensburg homeowner, gathered a group of people who are disgusted
with the Adirondack Park Agency to raise a big NO APA sign on
Property Rights Primer How to Educate Yourself"
- By Susan Allen, Keene Valley, N.Y.
(PRFA, December 10, 2002)
Don't rely on others. If you have been hit with a property
rights issue, "you need to become very knowledgeable
in a very great hurry." This primer by an expert
tells you how to gather information about government programs
and land ownership without any prior background.
American Civil Liberties Union
Advocating individual rights by
litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad
array of issued
affecting individual freedom.
New York State Committee on Open
The Committee on Open Government is responsible for overseeing
and advising with regard to the Freedom o Information, Open Meetings
and Personal Privacy Protection Laws.
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
is Forced to Defend Its Freedom of Speech" - By Carol
W. LaGrasse, PRFA, January 2007.
The Warrensburg Town Board tried to slip through a severe
sign ordinance at the end of the year that would have prohibited
the big sign with the symbol "NO APA"
and the PRFA web site URL on Ted Galusha's house on Route
9. The townspeople got angry.
in Opposition to Proposed Warrensburg Sign Law" - By
Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America,
Public Hearing, Warrensburg Town Hall, December 28, 2006
A sign law proposed by the Warrensburg Town Board was apparently
targeted at two private homes where political statements were
displayed. One target was Ted Galusha's house on New York
State Route 9, where the wall facing southbound traffic is almost
covered by a large display against the Adirondack Park Agency:
a NO APA symbol above the URL of the Property Rights Foundation
of America, www.prfamerica.org. If enforced, the proposed law
would have been an unconstitutional infringement of speech.
- "Letter in
Opposition to Article VI Sign Standards" -By Thomas
J. Birkholz, Secretary, & Carol Birkholz, Chairwoman, Warren
County Conservative Party, Public Hearing, Warrensburg Town Hall,
December 28, 2006 (Used by permission)
The First Amendment provides, "Congress shall
make no law
abridging the freedom of speech, or of
the press." In 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court struck
down a Missouri city law prohibiting signs at private residences.
The unanimous decision rejected the ordinance in City of Ladue
v. Gilleo, writing that residential yard signs were "a
venerable means of communication that is both unique and important."
- "The Freedom
of Information Request" (With Sample Letter) - By Carol
W. LaGrasse (PRFA Background Brief, December 2004)
Knowledge is the first key to success in defending private
property rights. Although based on New York and federal freedom
of information law, this article has important information applicable
anywhere in the United States.