This is as relevant as ever. Emphasis is mine.
USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education), July, 1996 by George W. Liebmann
Individuals should be allowed to use a small part of their dwelling for gainful employment that does not change the character of the surrounding residential area.
MANY PRESSING societal problems, including homelessness, social isolation of the elderly, and inadequate child care can be ascribed to zoning restrictions. Relief of these conditions does not require drastic change. Modification of local ordinances to allow accessory apartments, home occupations, and convenience shops in residential neighborhoods is consistent with the purpose of zoning: protection of residential neighborhoods against traffic, noxious uses, and strangers. Continue…