According to the county, residents have complained about large and frequent events at houses, which can cause parking, traffic and noise problems. Events have ranged from religious meetings, social clubs and family gatherings.
Supervisor Pat Herrity is worried about the unintended consequences of the bill, including a constitutional challenge that the county is interfering with residents’ right to assemble.
“This is yet another instance where we appear to be punishing the many for the actions of the few. I believe this proposal also has the potential to impact many large families that gather on a regular basis, community group meetings and holiday gatherings,” he said in a statement.