Prohibited, Guilty, Breakin’ the Law
“It appears that pot; which has a Norfolk Pine in it; has been placed in the front yard landscape along your front walkway. Unfortunately, pots, decorative items, figurines, etcetera are not permitted on the driveway, on the walkway to the back gate…or in the landscape and Norfolk pines are a prohibited planting as well….a follow up inspection will be performed on….”
They included photos, so I could identify the guilty party. Who knew? I have walked in this neighborhood and seen potted plants and trees on the driveway and on the walkway to the front door. Did we all get letters? Or am I being singled out?
Who are these people that decide what we must all agree to?
They charge you, the homeowner to pay people to take photos, photocopy them, type up letters, get the “community standards service representative” to sign them, and mail them.
They also pay for little pieces of paper that are citations. They put them on your windshield when you park on the street in front of your home for too many hours or overnight.
You seldom see anyone in this neighborhood. “Who are the people in your neighborhood,” Mr. Rogers? Who knows. You must drive into your garage and quickly shut the door. You could get reported for the wrong kind of cabinets you know.
- letter from assoc. to move potted plant– moved it.
- letter from property manager about too many cars in driveway–put two cars in the garage.
- letter from traffic court about those non-moving violations, window too dark, no front license plate, tag missing–find a cop get him to sign me off.
- letter from IRS audit– send them everything in my underwear drawer.
fyi–In California, growing pot is not breaking the law today, if for your own medical use.
And even if you are just leasing your home, better read the 500-page book of association rules. Right, who has time?
Do what you have to do, and move on.