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OTTOTD for 7/8/2011: The one where you can't grow vegetables

Tier 3 once again has to take up the sword and bring you your beloved OTTOTD

 

My most hated thing in America:

Nazi Home Owner Associations or the city telling you what you can and can not do with your property.

http://www.theagitator.com/2011/07/07/does-michelle-obama-know-about-this/

Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of rep

lacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.

The list goes on: fresh basil, cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cumbers and more all filling five large planter boxes that fill the Bass family’s front yard.

Julie Bass says, “We thought we’re minding our own business, doing something not ostentatious and certainly not obnoxious or nothing that is a blight on the neighborhood, so we didn’t think people would care very much.”

But some cared very much and called the city. The city then sent out code enforcement.

 

our attorney spoke to the prosecutor today. 

his position: they are going to take this all the way.

officially, this means i am facing 93 days in jail if they win.

 

no joke.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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