I dislike that there are 50 standards (or actually several thousand since cities set different things), but in one town the fences go up to the property line and in another town there must be four feet of clearance because of some tree law thing, and I could care fuck all about making such a comprehensive building code. Maybe they’ve got a really good reason for it, but beyond OSHA stuff, I can’t be asked to fight about that on the national stage.
Do we want a single comprehensive code for what a “historic structure” entails? Skyline rules? I mean, that would be neat, but… is it worth the time?
Edit: More random thoughts.
Another question in my mind comes down to courts. Federal courts vs State courts. I can sue someone in my state court relatively easily. There’s a county courthouse. Moving everything up to a federal level also entails moving all lawsuits and therefor case law into that level. I’m not sure how that shakes things up, but it doesn’t sound friendly in a lot of ways.