KENAI, Alaska — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern rock group that bears his name had sought to remove easements allowing access along his property, but the bid was rejected by a planning commission on the Kenai Peninsula, , south of Anchorage, KSRM-AM reported . “I’m not interested in the public coming up to my home, people snooping, walking up to my windows,” Brown told the commission. “I’ve had to sell property for this reason.” Brown’s log home in Homer overlooks scenic Kachemak Bay. Homer, with a population of about 5,600 is frequented by fishermen and free spirits and bills itself as the “Halibut Capital of the World.” The commission rejected Brown’s request in a 5-4 vote Monday. He will need to submit his request for a state review if he wants to continue with his attempt to remove the easements. Brown isn’t the first celebrity to find conflict with neighbors over property issues. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late… Read full this story
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