I asked a question about dumping waste in my county. It was closed as too local. As per Joel Spolsky, co-founder of stackexchange, the rule of thumb for too local is "why is their a car parked outside my house."
To defend the relevance of this question for this site, I will defend the relevance of my question against the closed explination
- This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors;
Well any user from Jersey city doing a large project will have waste.
- It is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.
Hudson County is home to 634,266 people as per wikipedia. Its a small percentage of the world population. However, its a sizable minority.
I think a question related to any government of an population of over 100,000 people is not "too local."
Update: I'm ok with the question being closed at this point, but I want to add one more point. The law question here is mostly of concern to DIYers and home improvement specialists. To draw a parallel from the startups site, there are a lot of state specific corporation formation questions asked there. However, in that case state level is much bigger than county level, and questions are limited to specif geographies where startups tend to be formed or incorporated (NY, CA, DE, and NV). Therefore the question does tend to get reused more.