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Re: update on garden/bottle brush

Local government is the last battleground between civilization and tribalism, Cathy. There is no logic to much of what happens.

On Friday, January 30, 2004, at 11:30 AM, cathy carpenter wrote:

And the logic of that is.....?
On Thursday, January 29, 2004, at 04:54 PM, james singer wrote:
And, of course, in the spirit of free enterprise, a new home owner can buy his or her way out of the code-tree requirement. This is an instance of legally bribing the county. We just signed a contract today, in fact, to landscape a property where the owners bought their way out of the requirement for $500 dollars [trees to meet the requirement would likely have cost them $1,000] and opted to plant coconut and other palms. Almost $20,000 worth.

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