WAEX: Remember when Gov. Gavin Newsom paid for a cable television ad in Florida, touting California as some beacon of freedom?
“Join us in California, where we still believe in freedom,” Newsom said. “Freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love.”
The idea that the COVID-19 lockdown dystopia of Newsom’s California was some freedom fest was always laughable. No state does more to make it harder for residents to make a living than California.
Just ask Ryan Crownholm.
Crownholm is a Los Angeles entrepreneur who created MySitePlan.com, a website that helps people create site drawings that many cities require for a building permit. Crownholm’s site uses publicly available data, such as Google Maps, to create images of property that users of his website can then overlay their own drawings on to.
In a state like California where housing is unaffordable, using technology to make it cheaper for people to improve their properties seems like a win-win, right?
Not in Newsom’s California. Crownholm is being fined $1,000 by the state government for the crime of illegally practicing land surveying without a license. more