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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:11 am, Wed May 9, 2012.

Thinking about an all-dirt front yard or replacing your grass with a rock garden? You might want to reconsider, because at least one of the city's committees is advocating for stricter rules on landscaping.

The Lodi Improvement Committee discussed whether the city's property maintenance ordinance should be changed to outlaw dirt yards. The city's current ordinance prohibits dead or dying vegetation, but it does not have a section about an all-dirt yard.

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  • JoAnne Mounce posted at 10:34 pm on Thu, May 10, 2012.

    JoAnne Mounce Posts: 19

    Any citizen can the city council or committee to discuss any issue or concern they may have in the city. It is the city councils job to listen. I did not ask the committee to discuss this topic, but I did recommend Mr Grieder do so. I am a stong advocate of person property rights. And I do believe an ordiance may already be on the books ro address Mr. Grieders immediate concern. This is a good topic for the committee and I thank the members for their hard work.

  • Ron Werner posted at 4:48 pm on Thu, May 10, 2012.

    Ron Werner Posts: 101

    The tree in my neighobr's yard has pollen and millions of tiny little seed-like things that blow on my car and walk. I have to sweep my walk and wash my car a couple times a week and my wife is coughing more than she ever has before. Could Mr's Greider and Litton please try to ban trees so I don't have to put up with the ugly mess.

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 4:04 pm on Wed, May 9, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2670

    We actually have quite a lovely lawn in front of our house but I am offended by the very premise of this article. JoAnne Mounce and Gary Grieder would do well to mind their own business and not worry about what Gary's neighbor does with his own PRIVATE property.

  • lance devito posted at 10:57 am on Wed, May 9, 2012.

    lance Posts: 1

    I think that the city should focus on all of the yards of forclosed homes in town. I know for myself we work very hard to have a beautiful yard and 3 houses down is a vacant home that is 2 foot tall with weeds. The side walks are even growing weeds through the cracks.



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