from this article:
Glendale residents say the RVs have been parked there for a while, creating an eyesore in the community.
“I think they make the neighborhood look very bad,” one woman told CBS2’s Reena Roy.
“I don’t think that they belong here,” said another.
“We started seeing one, two pop up, so what you see a lot of now is a lot of litter,” one man said.
What is more important, liberty or the aesthetic judgements of onlookers? Do they also complain about neighbors’ BMI or ugly children? If not, why not?
The litter comment posits a cause-effect relationship that may not be supportable by evidence. If the RV folks (or folk in this case) litter then enforce laws against littering.
From this article:
The Windsor Village Board voted to establish an advisory committee after a proposed parking ordinance proved to be more controversial than expected during a meeting May 3.
According to officials, some residents are worried that their neighbors’ large vehicles like motorboats, all-terrain vehicles, converted buses and vans, trailers and residential vehicles lower their property values when parked outside.
Serious questions follow.
- Why do homeowners think it’s local government’s duty to protect their property values?
- Aren’t folks who are worried about property values by definition the folks the governments should be least worried about? They obviously plan to sell their house in the future.
from this article:
Berkeley police tell Marina RV campers to move out … or get towed.
Those who have berths at the Marina reported multiple and increasing numbers of altercations and threats — particularly from people living in these vehicles,” [Berkeley spokesman] Chakko said.
If folks are being threatened, endangered, or assaulted then deal with criminals ASAP whether they are homeowners, renters, homeless, or vehicle dwellers. Equal enforcement.
The fact that Continue reading “enforce laws rather than targeting groups”