County Code Enforcement
I actually listened to part of the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project meeting regarding code enforcement that was held in Garberville yesterday. Turned on the radio in the garage about the middle of Estelle Fennell's comments and listened to most of what transpired until the meeting ended.
From the sounds of the comments and audience response, sounds like there's a bunch of closet libertarians in Southern Humboldt.
Enough has been said about the meeting on both Eric and Heraldo's blogs. I'll just make a short comment on the issue of county codes vs. civil liberties itself. My comments, the result of this partial comment made by an anonymous poster on the Times- Standard web site from a few days ago:
"it is not within your civil liberties to build and live in sub-standard, un-permitted structures..."
So, he thinks that civil rights don't include going out and living in the woods and building and living in whatever kind of home you want, assuming it's your property? Ok, then how about it being a human right?
I'm not sure just how far we should go with building codes in unincorporated areas of the county, assuming we should have building codes at all. I do think the kind of structure people live in should be the the concern of the people living in it, and their concern alone.
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