Tag Archives: code enforcement

OKC is once again threatening the abundance of my urban garden-yard.

Oklahoma City has served me with a code violation and is claiming that I can’t have anything taller than 18 inches between the sidewalk and the street.  This is something new, as in the 16 years I have lived here … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City Nanny State Alert!

Oklahoma City is asking the state legislature to lower the height requirements before the city can write code violations and get a court order for a contractor to mow a property, charging the homeowner with the bill, from the present … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For, Okie City

As I predicted in my blog post of May 2nd, OKC has the most amazingly stoopid transportation planning, OKC Code Enforcement was out bright and early this AM writing me up for the dastardly code infraction of not having street … Continue reading

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Rebellious elderberries need new homes!

It looks like my elderberry patch, in FLAGRANT and OBVIOUSLY ANARCHISTIC defiance of code enforcement, is attempting to re-establish itself and there are all kinds of elderberries rising up in defiance of the Oklahoma City TWO FOOT RULE which says … Continue reading

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The City’s Retaliation Continues.

Today OKC solid waste management service has  cited us for having big trash on the curb more than 3 days in advance of big trash day.  It’s not as if we had a choice.  The City ordered us to cut … Continue reading

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Well that didn’t take long.

Retaliation is swift in these parts.  Code enforcement was out to my house on Fat Tuesday and served me with a view obstruction violation, telling me that nothing can be more than 1 ft tall between the sidewalk and the … Continue reading

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On destroying my landscape’s ecosystem: a minor elegy in a melancholy key.

When I moved to 1524 N  21 in Oklahoma City, there were flat mostly empty lawns.  Now a mini-urban eco-system flourishes.  It is beautiful, it is interesting, even during the depths of winter.  But alas for me and my little … Continue reading

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