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Public housing residents in South Pittsburg forced to remove gardens from yards
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I don't understand this line of thinking, seems like they would support something like this

Public housing residents in South Pittsburg have been told to remove flower and vegetables gardens from their yards.

Several residents and even the town's mayor oppose the policy.

"I can't help from thinking about how devastating this is on those who have put years of time, love and expense in their flower gardens," Mayor Jane Dawkins wrote on Facebook.

The housing authority's board voted in April to give residents until June 1 to remove their gardens.
Executive Director Lisa Bradford said in a written statement that it has always been the housing authority's policy to prohibit residents from planting flowers and vegetable gardens in the yard, but the previous administration did not enforce it.

"This new landscaping policy is needed to ensure the safety of the maintenance employees, residents and guests of the housing authority," she wrote. "Each resident that violated the landscaping policy by placing unauthorized alteration on the residential property created greater obstacles and safety issues for maintenance employees."

On some properties, maintenance workers have to stand in the road to do their job around residents' gardens, according to the statement.

"The presence of additional obstacles created an environment where the maintenance employee has to spend more time performing landscaping maintenance rather than other maintenance on the properties," Bradford's statement said.

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I work for a city municipality that has some rules like this. As the Code enforcement agent its my job to write them a citation for certain gardens/high grass or whatever else. Personally I dont and wont enforce it. There has been a couple times that a complaint is filled from a neighbor and ill have to go out and write them up but I inform them of every loop hole possible.

This much government control is ridiculous and I personally can not wait to quit my job lol 

there is a low income area that this is enforced heavily in and the city has provided a community garden space for them to be able to garden. 

makes me appreciate where I live everyday when I go to work

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Same here, last town meeting we had someone come in complain that the neighbors chickens were coming over and eating their grass, some reason I found that amusing. 

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