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San Francisco Liberals Outlaw Storing Items in Your Own Garage
AmericanOverlook.com ^ | unsure | unnamed

Posted on 01/10/2014 9:54:50 AM PST by Beowulf9

How far will the government go to infringe on your rights?

In San Francisco, residents aren’t even allowed to store their own belongings in their home.

Residents of the liberal city are banned from using their garage to store any personal property other than a vehicle. Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: garage; garagestorage; liberal; sanfrancisco; storagegarage
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1 posted on 01/10/2014 9:54:50 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this.

So seasonal displays would be what?
Extra logs for a fireplace would be what?
It makes no sense.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 9:57:17 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Beowulf9

Bump


3 posted on 01/10/2014 9:58:25 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Beowulf9

It seems like we read about a new governmental power grab every day, at local, state and federal levels. Liberty is suffering the death of a thousand cuts right before our eyes.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 9:59:14 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Beowulf9

tyrants

There is nothing “liberal” about these people


5 posted on 01/10/2014 9:59:16 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: A CA Guy
"Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this."

Uh, so you can't "store" some of your extended family in there?

6 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:18 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: A CA Guy
Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this.

Someone must own a lot of those self-storage places, and have friends on the City Council.

7 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:25 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Beowulf9

I thought you are not allowed to have a car in the city.
I’m out of the city,now to leave this state.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 10:00:56 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Beowulf9

This isn’t new. It’s an OLD section of the code that they regard as goofy and are trying to repeal.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 10:01:16 AM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Beowulf9

Why would anyone want to live there?


10 posted on 01/10/2014 10:01:32 AM PST by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: A CA Guy

Some sort of deal with storage unit companies which would generate tax revenue?


11 posted on 01/10/2014 10:02:06 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Beowulf9
...shall be used only for storage of automobiles.

What about all the good little SanFrancickans who got rid of their auto in favor of a bicycle? Must they erect a shed for proper storage, and leave the garage barren?

12 posted on 01/10/2014 10:02:36 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Beowulf9
...shall be used only for storage of automobiles.”

What about your washer and dryer? Or your water heater? Or your tools? Or you motorcycle? Or your bicycle?..................

13 posted on 01/10/2014 10:02:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: C210N

GMTA!................


14 posted on 01/10/2014 10:03:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Beowulf9

Looks like, if you live in a apartment building or a hotel, you can’t store junk in the spot designated for your car.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 10:03:17 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Red Badger

Or your guns?


16 posted on 01/10/2014 10:03:23 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: A CA Guy

The deed restrictions in my last neighborhood stated something to the effect that garages were solely for the purpose of cars and all cars had to be in the garage when not in use. The garage door had to be closed.

Nobody, including the Nazi HOA board kept their cars in the garage because, let’s face it, they were too small for even regular sized cars. One family decided to make their garage into a bedroom for their two oldest boys and use the other bedrooms for their younger children. The HOA took them to court to force them to tear out the extra room. (They left the garage door in place and you couldn’t tell what they’d done from the street.)

I don’t know how the case ended as I sold my house. But that family moved out before I did.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 10:03:39 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Red Badger

Snowmobile, toboggan, skis, snow tires, air compressor, floor jack, the list is nearly endless.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 10:04:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: 1rudeboy

Whattabout an enclosed trailer?


19 posted on 01/10/2014 10:05:20 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Beowulf9

It says apartment house and hotels not private houses ..I that to mean parking stalls not enclosed garage... that being said most apartment ive lived in have had a built in storage locker on the back wall of the parking stall and you were no allowed to stack your crap in the open in the back of the stall


20 posted on 01/10/2014 10:06:08 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: skr

Good one but quite a stretch IMO.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 10:06:20 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy
>> Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this.

The intent of this, like the intent of everything leftists do, is control. Leftists desire, and leftism requires, that the State exercise total control over every aspect of your life, great and small. Nothing may be outside the State, nothing may be against the State, everything must be directed by the State.

22 posted on 01/10/2014 10:06:44 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Cementjungle

Bingo.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 10:07:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Beowulf9
Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, “Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.” Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.

If your annual income is $46,000, you can afford to live in San Francisco. Apparently, the costs go up if you own a rake.

24 posted on 01/10/2014 10:07:32 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Beowulf9

Wouldn’t SF be a better place if they banned storage of automobiles (evil carbon) and used the garages for housing the homeless?

Do it “for the children”.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 10:07:41 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Paladin2
"Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this." Uh, so you can't "store" some of your extended family in there?

That's what the chest freezer in the basement is for!

26 posted on 01/10/2014 10:08:19 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: clintonh8r

Who keeps their guns in the garage?...............Not that it would be a problem for San Fransickos..................


27 posted on 01/10/2014 10:08:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Paladin2
In the apartment buildings I've lived in (not in San Francisco), you wouldn't have a prayer of getting a trailer in and out of the parking garage.

And the rules for using your parking space were just as strict (albeit administered by the property management co., and not the government). Parking spaces were for cars . . . if you wanted to use yours for storing junk, it was taken away and the parking spot given to someone (with a car) on the waiting list.

28 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:29 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Cementjungle

Exactly. Guaranteed whoever wrote this law has a big financial incentive in those downtown storage buildings.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:30 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: lowbridge

how about that case of oil and box of spare parts?


30 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:36 AM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: Beowulf9

It says apartment house and hotels not private houses ..I take that to mean parking stalls not enclosed garage... that being said most apartment ive lived in have had a built in storage locker on the back wall of the parking stall and you were no allowed to stack your crap in the open in the back of the stall

dam it free republice really really need an edit after you post feature like almost ever other board does


31 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:41 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: A CA Guy

Follow the money is an Occam’s Razor when it comes to politics.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 10:09:53 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Beowulf9
Because this woman truly exists in every Neighborhood and City.
And when she drives by and see' your garage storage, she doesn't like it.


33 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:21 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Alex Murphy

I was thinking more about renting your garage converted to an apartment to the newly arrived from Mexico.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:27 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Beowulf9

pretty soon they will outlaw anythign they can see through your windows too...

Everyone MUST paint their walls white~! (after a hefty campaign contribution from the white paint manufacturers)


35 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:40 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Beowulf9

“Get a warrant you nosey bastards!”


36 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:44 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Gen.Blather

We had a family in our neighborhood that enclosed their garage and made it a playroom for the kids,,all internal, left the garage door in place. There were no windows in the room.

Last I heard they got fined by the city fire dept because the only way out of that room was through the kitchen...there were no external doors. So it was considered a fire hazard.

Every house is different. I’ve seen people remove the door and build a nice wall with a window,,all kinds of things.

Also, I know of at last one subdivision in the Austin area that does not allow anything in the garage but a car...that would be Riverplace,,and all the cars must be parked in the garage. I don’t know how families with more cars than garage space are managed.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 10:10:44 AM PST by austinaero
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To: 1rudeboy

Where in hell are they gonna store their weed now?.....................


38 posted on 01/10/2014 10:11:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

exactly


39 posted on 01/10/2014 10:11:30 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Beowulf9

Those that voted for this have homes.

The addresses are known.

What happens next is up to those who are ready to make waves.

Good luck.


40 posted on 01/10/2014 10:11:35 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Beowulf9

Where will all the gay pride floats be stored?


41 posted on 01/10/2014 10:11:35 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Beowulf9

Time to start snitching on every liberal who has a garage...

So if they have their car inthe garage and there is a workbench inthe same bay, then the workbench is in violation???

Find out where members of city council live, take pics of their open garages when they leave in the morning, note ANY objects in the garage besides the car...

REPORT EVERYONE!!!!


42 posted on 01/10/2014 10:12:05 AM PST by GraceG
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To: NorthMountain

The American people are not the kind to protest or react early on to this stupidity. At some point they will in mass just SNAP and politicians are going to have a big problem on their hands.
I hope it will be limited to legal protests and behavior though, but as government closes family potential down and drains their savings I don’t see this being a bed of roses for anyone in the future.


43 posted on 01/10/2014 10:12:09 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

The FEMA food and camps are for the fed gov’s own protection under siege. If you have food to hold a siege and ammo, their plan of pimping your children, wife hostages as shields and you through welfare fails.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 10:12:12 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: faithhopecharity
how about that case of oil and box of spare parts?

That's only if they own a Fiat, MG or Jaguar..............

45 posted on 01/10/2014 10:12:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Beowulf9

When I was growing up in Queens in the 1950’s, the guy next door had his garage stuffed with tires, floor to roof, wall to wall. He parked his car on the street. We moved about six blocks to bigger house, leaving our house vacant for a while. In about three weeks, he had our old garage stuffed floor to roof, wall to wall with tires.


46 posted on 01/10/2014 10:12:41 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Paladin2

“Uh, so you can’t “store” some of your extended family in there?”

This means you have to get rid of the freezer in the garage - the one with the body in it


47 posted on 01/10/2014 10:13:11 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: A CA Guy
Why are they doing that, what was the intent behind this.

I would guess that the owners of renta storage space businesses were heavy campaign contributors, wouldn't you?

48 posted on 01/10/2014 10:13:51 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: Beowulf9; All

If majority voters in SF don’t like this law but don’t exercise their voting muscle to resolve this situation, then they can sleep in the bed that they have made for themselves imo.


49 posted on 01/10/2014 10:14:16 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: austinaero

“Also, I know of at last one subdivision in the Austin area that does not allow anything in the garage but a car...that would be Riverplace,,and all the cars must be parked in the garage. I don’t know how families with more cars than garage space are managed.”

These restrictions are put in place by the developer so the place looks nice while he’s still selling homes. Then, they turn them over to people who have never had more than a thousand dollars in their account at one time. These neo-Nazis now have $100,000 and the power to make virtually everybody do whatever they like. They can sue and seize houses. Google “Evil” and “HOA” and you’ll get hundreds of horror stories. When Bush was governor in Florida the legislature passed a bill to limit what HOA’s could do, but he refused to sign it. (I lost all respect and never want him as president.)


50 posted on 01/10/2014 10:14:50 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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