By Glen Morgan | Freedom Foundation
San Juan County has provided many examples recently of how Big Government — even in small communities — has a way of harming everyone using almost any excuse imaginable. This is particularly true when Gang Green infests the bureaucracy and political leadership.
It appears the bureaucrats and politicians running San Juan County have decided to require extensive permits and fees for anyone who dares to display artwork or outdoor sculpture – even for museums.
Despite no evidence of problems, no neighbor complaints and no rational reason for being engaged, San Juan County has decided to fine the 40-year old private Lambiel Museum $1,000 week for daring to allow artists to install outdoor sculpture art without going through the bureaucratic torture of getting a building permit 19 years ago.