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    Re: Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    I would bet there is no law against painting her home purple with pink polka-dots. If she if forced to remove the garden she should paint the home and watch how fast people change their minds on how nice the garden looked as opposed to the pink and purple clown-like house.

    These kind of incidents are awful and the town needs to made a fool of, from what I understand people have painted their homes ridiculous colors in protest over similar issues.

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    If she had the time and money I would say do it, how much would a few gallons of paint cost in comparison to the price of her freedom anyway. The house color could be changed back on a whims notice if/when the time is right.
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    Re: Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    This issue also reminds me that there are many towns/cities etc that require grass to be kept below a certain height, what I find strange is that a home that has been foreclosed on does not always have the proper height grass. I am guessing that the banks that own these homes are not getting tickets/citations for failure to maintain the landscapes, yet on the next block over there is probably a homeowner that is getting hit with fines because they cant seem to keep their grass cut. One has to wonder if these politician just fight the easy battles against the individual homeowners or are they also sending out citations to the banks that own the neglected foreclosed on properties also(seems like a revenue generator to me).

    I am guessing that these politicians are merely picking the easy battles that won't cause them too much agony.

    My question, if the OP does not mind is: Do banks get fined for not keeping the grass cut on their foreclosed properties ? As I see it they get a free ride due to their intimidating size/legal powers and they definitely are not good neighbors IMO.

    I think the banks should be keeping the neighborhood clean like everyone else, wonder what would happen if this woman boarded up her home to make it look like a foreclosure property(would she be in trouble), I would assume the city does not like boarded up windows when a individual does it but looks the other way when the banks do it just like the front yard issue.
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    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Thats another question...

    Why do we allow HOAs to tell us what we can and cannot do with our own property?
    good question.

    i wouldn't have as much of a problem with HOAs if they weren't a condition of sale. that's not completely voluntary. HOAs should be something someone chooses to join (or not) after buying the house.

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    Re: Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Studies done recently have shown the HOAs haven't maintained housing values.
    The sort of person who would willingly subject themselves to an HOA is not the sort of person likely to be up to speed on housing statistics.

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    Re: Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    HOA's are evil, I refuse to be subjected to their tyranny.
    and that is your choice
    i live in a historic district
    was here when it became a historic district
    so, i was part of the vocal minority opposed to such designation
    like you, i resent the thought of an outside entity telling me what i can and cannot do with my property
    but i must say that my home has continued to appreciate even subsequent to the great recession ... now valued just under 5X what we paid for it in '90
    don't believe that would have happened but for the historic designation, keeping the "ambience" of the community intact with some rather severe guidelines
    appears i was wro
    was wrrroon
    wasn't very astute in my opposition

    that said, any RE acquisition today with an HOA attached would have to be very discounted for me to even consider it worth my while
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