We have "quality of life" laws that include mowing and such. They never get enforced for the real problems, like the abandoned house that neighbors have begun to use as a dumping ground so as to avoid having to pay a trash hauler. Instead, every now and then an "inspector" comes around and gives people tickets (it used to be a warning, but now we're past warnings) because somehow a person's garden aesthetic doesn't please the "inspector." We got a warning a few years ago because my wife has a lot of containers out in the back, where she grows vegetables. The inspector didn't like the containers. It looked trashy, he thought. We ignored the warning. And ate our tomatoes and peppers in peace.
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