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‘Arbitrary and Capricious’

March 23, 2013

To the editor: “Arbitrary and Capricious means doing something according to one’s will or caprice and therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of power....

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Haninginthere

Mar-23-13 9:01 AM

I do not agree with the codes the city has and would like to be able to park an RV on my property. However, they can have these codes. There was a case in California that made it to the US Supreme Court. In this case this type of restriction was passed requiring people remove trailers and RVs when they previously were permitted to have them. The Court ruled in favor of the city. I am not saying I like the codes but I understand what they are and comply with them since they were in place when I purchased my home. When you arrogantly break a law or code and get caught no one wants to hear you whine about it. I’m sure the codes were this way when you moved in. So, move out! Problem solved.

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Raydunavant

Mar-23-13 11:46 AM

Donald,

So this must be your week to beat this dead horse!

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netransplant

Mar-23-13 4:45 PM

Donna Reed, I agree with the codes because without them this would look like another Lehigh Acres. Your understanding of the US Constitution needs a little work. Good luck with your education!

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JustanotherBill

Mar-24-13 11:39 AM

The codes in the Cape certainly could allow for property owners to maintain more property rights and be more effective. The current set of codes is so extensive and restrictive code enforcement can not keep up with it leaving hundreds of properties in blight. Allow properly licensed and insured vehicles to be parked on the property, and then actually enforce the codes. Though it would make more sense I don’t believe our city government will ever consider improvements to the city’s codes.

As far as this guy moving into a city with codes in place, then blatantly breaking them, and then wanting sympathy is an idiot. If you buy here you know what the rules are. Even if you don’t like them you have to follow them. This guy should consider moving instead of crying, since most people are just laughing at him.

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lightswitch

Mar-24-13 2:12 PM

Is one person's freedom an infringement on others? Is it beauty or is it blight? Is ii tranquility or chaos? Is it neat or just a mess? Ergo, city codes and code enforcement for the freedom of the majority.

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djraal

Mar-24-13 3:53 PM

As usual most of you don't get it. Educate your self before running your Mouth. Codes are codes, they have to be enforced equally like it or not it is the law. This city does not apply the codes equally and therefore is breaking the law. When one person gets singled out and twenty others in the neighborhood are allowed to keep their trailers and RV's it is wrong. And as the letter says boat are allowed they are cargo on trailers,(cargo is cargo and a trailer is a trailer) and other trailers are not allowed that is wrong and against the law. We have protection under the constitution for equal protection under the law, this applies to all not just to some. This city enforces the codes "Arbitrary and Capriciously" Liking, agreeing or disagreeing with the codes is not the point. If they do not enforce the codes equally they are breaking the Law. That is exactly what they are doing. Intimidation, harassment and discrimination is not allowed in this country and will always be wron

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djraal

Mar-24-13 3:58 PM

This is just for you dark-switch. The constitution was put in place to protect the minority from the majority. Case in point Slavery, It was also the majority opinion once and people thought they could discriminate against a minority, That was wrong and always will be. It matters not what the majority wants if it violates the constitution. End of story

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lightswitch

Apr-05-13 11:22 PM

I am no proponent of slavery but your arguement went out the window because the U.S. Constitution was written during a period in this country when slavery was a fact of life.

I repeat I in my entire life to date have not been in favor of slavery from the beginning of time to now.

However what I am in favor of and have been since I was taught about governing the democratic system is the best way. Democratic way is when the rules are set by the majority. If you do not like the code, law, etc. you make your case or platform and put to a vote. If your concept is voted on you become the majority. Funny how you drifted off course from city codes to slavery. AMAZING!

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lightswitch

Apr-05-13 11:30 PM

nOW GET THAT S*$#BOX TRUCK WITH THE ADVERTISING ON IT AND THE LADDERS, AND PVC PIPES OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND THAT BOAT PUT IT BEHIND YOUR HOUSE. WHILE YOUR AT IT MOW YOUR 13" HIGH LAWN AND THE POPUP TENT TRAILLER GET THAT OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY TOO. Codes are nice and so far the majority of the people who live in Cape Coral, Fl. like them. Constitution are laws and so are city codes.

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