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City decides chain link fences are historic, can't be removed

Posted August 8th, 2011 by phonon
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To most eyes, a chain-link fence in the front yard does not scream curb appeal. Simple — but not what you’d call “elegantly simple” — it’s what a set decorator might prescribe when he wants to conjure up mean streets. A white picket fence it ain’t.

Which is why some homeowners in Old Town Alexandria were surprised to learn recently that their chain-link fences were historic and that removing them could put them in hot water with the city’s historic preservation office.

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Suburban Basketball Tyranny

Posted March 25th, 2011 by anarcho-k
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Video confrontation caught on tape as city road trucks come to steal everyone's basketball hoops. The owner of the hoop was being interviewed by local news when the cops and work crews arrived. Confrontation ensues.

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Local gov just like Fed gov.

The city council where I live is deciding whether to allow things that already exist. They voted no the first time around because the owner did't beg for permission. The council is hell bent on deciding what can be done on private property and making sure the owner knows who's in charge. Again, government fails at all levels and crushes entrepeneurs.

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