Code enforcement in Odessa tantamount to petty tyranny

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 4/3/2020 at 11:35am

In a small town, we can go weeks without really feeling local government’s influence in our lives.

However, vigorous code enforcement brings Odessa government into our lives as a solution looking for a problem. Yes, I understand code enforcement is an official mechanism to maintain cleanliness and order in town. But do the ends always justify the mean?

Put more bluntly: How many of our rights are we willing to sacrifice for appearance?

Your disapproval over weeds, junk or other eyesores does not equate with a legally actionable injury to my person or property.

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