Skip to comments.Miami Shores Sues Village Over Veggies (ban on growing food in garden)
Posted on 11/19/2013 12:17:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
A Miami Shores couple is taking the city to court over veggies.
For 17 years they grew vegetables in their front yard. But last May, Miami Shores Code Enforcement officers inspected Hermine Ricketts and husband Tom Carrolls property and informed them that they were breaking the law by having a vegetable garden in front of their home.
Miami Shores passed an ordinance that went into effect last May which banned front yard vegetable gardens.
The city threatened Ricketts and Carroll with fines of $50 a day, or about $1,500 per month, if they did not uproot the garden. Unable to bear the cost of such hefty fines, they destroyed years worth of passion and hard work.
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Cue Seinfeld in 3....2....1
I would say a judge has be drunk and high not to rule in their favor, but the Obamacare ruling has made me lost any remaining faith I once had in the courts.
This is simple. They should have just declared all their veggies to be “ornamental plants”, and be done with it.
Just wait until the Fed ban on growing them anywhere cuts in.
They can't stop illegals from growing dope in the national parks.
ex post facto laws are unconstitutional and illegal.
The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3 provides that:
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law will be passed.
Growing veggies for personal consumption is stealing from the common store.
Often, there’s no need to go to court, if you search the neighborhood and complain about every offense. The association will be so inundated that they’ll give up on you.
Long time ago at a house I used to own, a neighbor got upset with a fence I built surrounding my front yard. You see, his kid was using my front yard as his playground, because his daddy had so much car junk in his yard. I got tired of coming home and moving his kids stuff out of my driveway, that I built the fence and gate. The kid’s mommy sent a letter to the city complaining about my fence being too high. The city ordered me to tear it down or face fines.
I then sent a letter to the city complaining about all the other high fences in the neighborhood, saying mine would come down when the others went down. Further, I complained about all the illegal stuff my bad neighbor did, including the illegal room he built in his garage. The city dropped the complaint against me. But forced the neighbor to comply (they then apologized to me). I moved a few years later. Thirty years later, my fence still stands at my former home.
A pretty but useless flower bed would be OK, but food? Grow that and you’re depriving some megafarmer of his rightfully deserved income, after his Obama donation, that is.
Can we get you to move to the border and build a fence there?
Finally, some sanity /$
Not to mention the jobs lost from the illegal community to harvest the veggies...
No can do. You see, local authorities are scared of doing real work. When I told them to get all the other high fences taken down and then I would, that meant they would have to do their job on everyone. That’s when they tore up the violation order against me. I and my wife have applied that solution several times in other instances against city governments.
As for the border, the feds have an agenda to let illegals flood in. Anyone who builds a fence there will have it torn down by the feds. The only solution I see, is to move our federal capital to the border with Mexico. Only then will you see barriers and armed guards patrolling with shoot to kill orders.