What Is The Real Agenda Behind A PMO?
By Elisha Dorfsmith
“This is not about a group of people “not liking the looks of things”; this is about some serious quality of life issues. You might not think that a “overgrown shrubbery” is an issue but I think that if the dead, overgrown tree from a neighboring property was laying on the roof of your house in the middle of fire season (or during last year’s snow season when roofs were collapsing under the weight of snow on them, now add the dead tree) then you might start to care a little. Or if someone had a porta-pottie in their front yard, along the fence, for active use and did not bother to empty it periodically for a couple of years that might matter to you if you were trying to sell your property.”
Funny, existing city code says the following:
“Tree limbs shall not touch roof coverings at any time.
Deadwood and litter shall be regularly removed from trees and the surrounding area.Hazard trees, as determined by the Code Official, shall be removed. When determining hazard trees, the Code Official may be guided by industry standards, individual site conditions, hazard ratings, risk assessments, basal area calculations, and/or tree densities determined to be effective in identifying and mitigating fire danger and/or protecting property. Trees that are in such a position that they may fall endangering life or property are determined to be hazard trees.”
SECTION 7-02-001-0008 TREATMENT OF POLLUTED WASTES REQUIRED:It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the City or in any area under the jurisdiction of the City, any sewage, industrial wastes, or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided, in accordance with provisions of this Chapter. (Ord. 1104, 12-4-79)
SECTION 7-01-001-0003 TOILETS:Every apartment house, hotel, house court or dwelling shall be provided with toilet facilities. The toilet shall be located conveniently and shall be connected to a public sewer, cesspool or septic tank, and properly trapped and drained.
With the majority of the expressed concerns already addressed with existing law, one has to wonder what the real agenda is behind the proposed PMO.
June 2012 UPDATE: After banning me from her page, Councilwoman Evans posted the following:
“In the four years that I have served this community as a member of the Flagstaff City Council I have always supported freedom of speech and encouraged conversations that are diverse in nature as this is what our country was built on. My Facebook page is open to all opinions that are provided in a civil manner whether we agree or disagree on concepts.”
UPDATE 2: Councilwoman Evans accuses me of calling her names while offering zero evidence and allowing me no chance to defend myself because I am banned from her page: