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A homeowners association in Denver wants to ban "offensive" and "distracting" sidewalk chalk...really.
This isn't spray paint, for gosh sakes! A cup of water and all the offensive and distracting 'sidewalk art' is gone!
"It's summertime and God forbid my daughter is drawing flowers, her name and hearts," said Sarah Cohen, the mom of a 3-year-old who loves to draw on the sidewalk. She says they moved there specifically because it was a family neighborhood.
No one has complained to her about her daughter's drawing so she has no plans to make her stop. Good for mom!
Really, if there are cases of real offensive drawings, try to find out who did it, don't punish all the kids
The HOA says because it is a shared space, anything that offends, disturbs or interferes with the peaceful enjoyment isn't allowed. Somehow, it's hard to believe that sidewalk chalk drawings interfere with anyone's peaceful enjoyment. The residents will have to wait until a new meeting of the HOA to find out if their kids are allowed to deface the courtyard anymore.
Originally posted by snarky412
reply to post by g146541
According to the Mom, her daughter was drawing flowers and hearts. Not to mention trying to spell her name. You know, girly stuff....I saw her interview on CNN and when the camera panned down on the sidewalk, I didn't see anything offensive. Neither did the reporter.
That's what I hate about "suburbia" ........ there's always a spoil sport just around the corner.