Skip to comments.Florida Woman Is Told She Has One Month to 'Plug in' to the Grid
Posted on 02/25/2014 10:55:35 AM PST by nickcarraway
Cape Coral woman Robin Speronis has been relying on solar panels and treated rain water to survive.
A Florida woman who has been living off the grid for about a year and a half was told that she has one month to "plug in" or deal with the authorities.
Cape Coral woman Robin Speronis doesnt have any city power or water running into her house and relies on solar panels and treated rain water to survive. "I'm choosing to live without being dependent on the system," she told NBC-2.
Officials from Cape Coral Code Compliance met with Speronis and her attorney about the situation last week.
"When this was brought to my attention I felt like I had to act. I felt like Cape Coral was intruding in the woman's lifestyle," said Todd Allen, Speronis' attorney.
A magistrate ruled that Speronis was guilty of not being hooked up to a water supply that had been approved by the town.
"What happened here is people don't talk to us or cooperate. We don't communicate then we are forced to use the legal tools at our disposal," said Frank Cassidy of Cape Coral Code Compliance. "In the whole scheme of things, its no different than the hundreds of cases we deal with all the time.
Speronis has indicated that she doesnt plan on changing her lifestyle.
"I don't have to justify my life. They have to. That's the way our system of justice works. They have justify it. I don't," Speronis said.
I don’t get it. Why does the town care if she is hooked into their system or not?
So, she plugs into the grid and makes the city pay her for the electricity she doesn’t use. Right?
Seriously - this sucks.
She is the government’s property and they don’t want her getting to independent.
Guilty of not being hooked up to the town’s water supply
Is this from the Onion?
Silly woman. She probably still believes she is innocent until proven guilty too. I wish her well, but I'm not optimistic when a petty bureaucrat with a trivial job goes after someone who has expressed their opinion on just how trivial their job is.
GOOD ON HER!! I hope she makes them try to do just that...and wins
Probably could have said that better - isn’t our utility supposed to pay you when your meter runs backwards because you are a net producer of power?
The real “crime” was that she was not paying into the municipal utility’s bank account. Thou shalt not deprive the gobberment of its revenue.
I’ll bet she’s one of those Dreamer peasants who thinks that she owns her paid-off property, and is not renting it from The State like the rest of us...
“”What happened here is people don’t talk to us or cooperate. We don’t communicate then we are forced to use the legal tools at our disposal,” said Frank Cassidy of Cape Coral Code Compliance.”
She won’t cooperate because that’s the point, you clown.
Hasn’t she tried the usual arguments?
That she is 100% ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’??????
That oughtta make their heads spin around
Where does the sewer go?
Water comes in, water goes out.
They give some BS about sanitation, but they actually don't care if you have a state of the art composting toilet that does a better waste management job than their outdated sewer system.
They want control.
Or else what?
“I dont get it. Why does the town care if she is hooked into their system or not?”
You vill eat zee sausages, and you vill like zem!!
If you think that is bad, take a gander at this:
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