Re: Battling City Hall - The RESULTS ARE IN!!
Thanx again for the continuing comments. All is quiet at this point.
To those that argue that I should get something in writing, I would agree - IF there was anything in the codes that applied in this case. There is nothing. All of the arguments posed to me were things addressed in various city codes, such as 'you can't keep kangaroos in the front yard,' and 'you can't store plutonium at home.' All addressed, along with pigs, pigeons, chickens and many other things. Nothing about bees.
I am not going to push it further, unless I get attacked again. I found out some time back that if you let something continue the way it has, such as letting people cut across your yard for years, it is very hard to change it, even with a change in the laws. So I will have precedence for keeping them.
I have a newspaper reporter ready to go if they give me any more flak as well. He is kind of disappointed that the 'system worked' and now there is no story. I have taken things on in a full media presentation before, and was ready to do it again.
As to the suggestions about being a good example, I may well become a Boy Scout merit badge counselor for bee keeping. I work with the scouts already, and have done merit badges for other things. Otherwise, it is probably best to just keep my hives quietly, letting the bees 'do their bee thing' as the code enforcer put it.
Oh, and the comments about things being slow so enforcers are out looking for things to do - yes I have found that is the case. They normally do not do anything unless there is a complaint. Almost the entire block was written up for something. And no one said they had called about anything.
"I fought the law and .... I WON!"