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Fight For Your Right to Garden! LA Targets Planter

Hits: 4694 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: wizemuler
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Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Saturday, October 05, 2013 11:51:06 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.

TadnJess
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 139 Posts
Saturday, October 05, 2013 8:07:27 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15102 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 11:27:15 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!

ElijaBlack
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 250 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 10:44:10 AM
i was going to blame the liberals but suprise oldo beat me to it.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 9:20:42 AM
Bureaucratic bullies

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1269 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 7:26:39 AM
How dare you grow your own food.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4643 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 6:58:42 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.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3391 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 6:06:10 AM
The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17310 Posts
Friday, October 04, 2013 4:54:41 AM
Also, did I mention? California Is The Car Theft Capital Of America

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17310 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:59:46 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.

xxsevynxx
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 73 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:15:58 PM
Can't have people be self sustaining now can we?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 9:49:13 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".

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1912 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 9:41:23 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.

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2328 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:59:40 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.

Afugy
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 198 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:39:40 PM
Land of the free, just not free to do what you want with your land.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15102 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:12:53 PM
Liberals live to boss people around and take their stuff, and in the process, the end up ruining everything they touch.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1709 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:39:44 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.

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:22:20 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.

Smoothjc1
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 244 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 7:07:12 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.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4832 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:28:32 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.

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2295 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:26:43 PM
God damn dirty hippie!!!

OK... got that out of my system. I actually support her fight on this. Property rights and stuff...

Dead-Kittens
Male, 30-39, Canada
 987 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:15:42 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?

wizemuler
Male, 18-29, Western US
 0 Posts
Thursday, October 03, 2013 5:02:58 PM
Link: Fight For Your Right to Garden! LA Targets Planter [Rate Link] - Woman makes mistake of thinking she can plant what she wants in her own front yard.


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