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Sometimes I wonder why I live here. I guess I like the people because the government isn't worth it.
1 posted on 01/31/2011 10:23:25 AM PST by kathsua
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Famous for its lack of good restaurants.


2 posted on 01/31/2011 10:27:09 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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Now the hypocritical city staff is trying to convince the city council that people would be required to keep their houses painted regardless of their financial circumstances. The city believes private citizens should repair leaky roofs even though the city has failed to fix the roof in its downtown firehouse.

Sometimes governments forget who works for who.

3 posted on 01/31/2011 11:07:43 AM PST by marron
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That’s the kind of thing you get when you have an organization like the American Planning Association “guiding” local governments on what they need. APA thinks they know what the perfect ‘community’ is, and that all it takes is the right rules and regulations to get it.

They’ve pushed those kinds of regulations in communities all over the country, whether they make sense or not. The next level, after they get you to regulate how places look, is to regulate land use so restrictively that they can control what you see too...

When it comes right down to it, it’s all about letting them control you.


4 posted on 01/31/2011 11:09:17 AM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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Property maintenance codes are pretty standard fare. The scope of them varies. Many jurisdictions will put a lien on properties against fines levied for violations. To me a better thing would be to allow community service programs to partcipate in maintaining properties for those residents who are too frail to do so on their own or who can not afford the expense.

The city’s compliance with ADA is a separate issue from their building a hiking trail. The funding source of the hiking trail is not mentioned in the article. Did they receive any grant money (public or private). Were the easements donated to the city? Had thye committed any bonds to the project? Without that information is kind of hard to say whether the city is just crying poor mouth about ADA compliance. Remember the trail if operated by the city for the public will also have to meet ADA requirements for such uses.

New residents will not be attracted to areas with run down, poorly maintained housing stock. At least not the sort of residents you would like.


5 posted on 01/31/2011 11:12:49 AM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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