Silly me I thought I would find comments about the burn ban lol. I hope we get an opportunity for controlled burns within the next thirty days. It would greatly reduce the potential for the wildfires we saw last year should the dry conditions return along with our seasonal March winds.
I can agree with much of what you are saying- it's seems something got lost in the translation. The issue at hand is regulations possibly some zoning issues. Almost all business are guided by the same sort of rules. No more, no less applies here.
As your are in the real estate business, I think you could understand why homeowners want to protect their investment.
While it may seem "personal" to you, I think in time, you will find it is not.