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Date: 10/03/13 05:02 PM

23 Responses to Fight For Your Right to Garden! LA Targets Planter

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    wizemuler Male 18-29
    19 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Link: Fight For Your Right to Garden! LA Targets Planter - Woman makes mistake of thinking she can plant what she wants in her own front yard.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1123 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 5:15 pm
    well thats legit... If the city need to dig and replace the streetlight wiring are they responsible for repairing her garden? what if she puts a fountain there?
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    God damn dirty hippie!!!

    OK... got that out of my system. I actually support her fight on this. Property rights and stuff...
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    I wish this source wasn`t so biased. The purpose of the ordinance is because roots from a tree, for example, can damage underground water lines or power lines. Therefore, one needs a permit from the city before digging or planting anything.
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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
    260 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    LandoGriffin I would by that whole "The purpose of the ordinance is because roots from a tree, for example, can damage underground water lines or power lines." If i didn`t see Five (5) trees @ 27 sec in, right where they are bitching about her stuff. And I am pretty sure every street by her has tree lined streets. So the whole (The purpose of the ordinance is because roots from a tree, for example, can damage underground water lines or power lines.) is invalid.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    Just ridiculous. We should utilize the land available to us but instead we waste it on "perfect green lawns". Seriously?! Makes so much sense.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    Everyone needs to do this. You can literally get 100`s of pounds of fresh vegetables on a tenth of an acre. And they taste wayyyyy better.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    Liberals live to boss people around and take their stuff, and in the process, the end up ruining everything they touch.
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    Land of the free, just not free to do what you want with your land.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2861 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    the deal was around my childhood street was anything beyond the sidewalk isnt your property, its the cities. so if there is a tree you want to cut down but it is beyond the sidewalk you would need to consult with the city first to have it removed. but you can do pretty much anything you want to on your side of the sidewalk. like leaving up christmas and halloween decorations all year, (zombie santa is a huge hit) or never mowing the lawn, but since this is the nice suburbs of canada chances are some one would mow your lawn for you. not because theyre nice but because they got fed up of looking at my overgrown lawn everyday.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    The city gained it`s interest when the easement for the sidewalk went in and regulations for conformity were established at that time. This is an example of bad government. I`m always bashing republicans but this is probably the result of bonehead democratic thinking.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36829 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Back yard - Yes
    Front yard -No

    Sorry, but your curb look does affect the general housing prices. You can`t park a car on cinderblocks in your front yard, you can`t paint racial slurs on the front of your house, and you can`t grow feckin` corn.

    Her garden looked okay, but the next person will have a horrid mess, so "no".
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    xxsevynxx Male 18-29
    76 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    Can`t have people be self sustaining now can we?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm
    This is another reason why California sucks ass.

    Busybody code enforcement officers, Deranged parking regulations, Insane licensing requirements, Outrageous fees and fines for everything under the sun. It`s no wonder people/businesses are getting fed up and moving out of state.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 4:54 am
    Also, did I mention? California Is The Car Theft Capital Of America
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 6:06 am
    The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 6:58 am
    Gerry1of1:
    "Back yard - Yes
    Front yard -No

    Sorry, but your curb look does affect the general housing prices. You can`t park a car on cinderblocks in your front yard, you can`t paint racial slurs on the front of your house, and you can`t grow feckin` corn.

    Her garden looked okay, but the next person will have a horrid mess, so "no"."
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    I agree with Gerry, 100%. It`s not her, it`s the precedent that you set. Can you imagine all the gardens that are left to rot? Gardens that are overgrown with rotting vegetables in them because half way through the season they decided they didn`t want to do it anymore.

    And...you can`t say:
    "there are weeds down the street in the empty lot."
    because as you learned in school, two wrongs don`t make a right.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 7:26 am
    How dare you grow your own food.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Bureaucratic bullies
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
    275 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 10:44 am
    i was going to blame the liberals but suprise oldo beat me to it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    i was going to blame the liberals but suprise oldo beat me to it.
    Don`t let me stop you. I guarantee you won`t stop me! ;-)
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    TadnJess Male 30-39
    147 posts
    October 5, 2013 at 8:07 am
    Another thing to consider is that when these laws were passed most cars used leaded gasoline. The tetra ethyl lead in the gasoline was making the ground toxic up to 50` from the roadway. Since the lead is persistent, the front yard gardens can easily absorb the toxins. So, front yard vegetable gardens are generally not a good idea.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    October 5, 2013 at 11:51 am
    @patch and Gerry

    If the city was really concerned about cosmetics they`d be dealing with ill-maintained sidewalks further down the road, not getting on this woman`s case. If it became clear she was failing to maintain her own impromptu farm, only THEN would it be appropriate for the city to step. This on the other hand is a knee-jerk reaction akin to "zero tolerance" policies in schools.

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