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So we the people only conform to a set of standards when enforced to...made to conform to standards because another group of people didnt like the way they were doing it in the first place....For instance there is only 1 yard on the block with lush green grass...Hah they scream,,he is using too much water. All because they too wont plant and grow lush green grass
Originally posted by odd1out
I live in California. I do not own a home or property here, but I do know a lot about the codes and regulations of many counties around me, because I was a contractor before getting out several years ago.
I am amazed at what WE have LET happen over the years; and NO, it's not JUST Commiefornia. We allowed our cities regulate us to death. The amount of red-tape to build anything here is incredible, and it's very expensive. The nuisance abatement teams have similar counterparts in more affluent areas as well...Code Enforcement Officers.
Here is a list of some of the more ridiculous things I have seen happen...
Fines for oil spots on Driveways...you know, black spots from minor leaks. That is, repeatedly fined until they are repaired.
Cities where you are only able to paint your house "approved colors..."
Unable to park boats or RV's on Property...
Cities where your car can not be parked in the driveway overnight, it must be garaged.
In the city I live in, you can not consume alcoholic beverages on your property in view of a sidewalk or street.
An outdoor storage shed is outlawed in many cities.
Fence too high, fence too low, no fences allowed.
Ham radio antennas over 15 feet are banned in many cities.
This is just the beginning, I could fill pages...
We recently opened an on-line sales business in a commercial warehouse. We have no employees. It's just me and my lady. No shelves over 6 feet high without a special (cost $$$) permit. All the shelves had to be anchored into the cement. We had to make our bathroom handicap accessible, though neither of us are, had to have proper signage and mirror at the proper height. Lighted exit sign at every door. Proper angle of wheelchair access. Fire extinguishers in three locations, and a walk-through by the fire department to the of $125. No extension cords allowed in the shop area or the office. A "Certificate of Occupancy", business license, re-seller's permit, liability insurance, Mandated alarm system, etc etc etc...
I think thats what the people in Antelope Valley thought they had.
Originally posted by marinesniper0317
reply to post by JohhnyBGood
The Chinese dont own us, this mis-info is getting old...
China, Mainland = Bn= $906.8
not even 10% of our overall dept
Japan owns = Bn = $800+ or so...
Quit with the China this and China that garbage...its getting old...
Originally posted by JohhnyBGood
The Chinese don't want their new real estate littered with stinking Gwailos.