June 20, 2012
June 18, 2012
Please let it be known, that while the City as a whole is not particularly in our favor, Code Enforcement/ Public Works initiated this situation. Council as a whole has been mostly indifferent, the City Manager is in a tough spot to be, and the Mayor has been as supportive as his position allows. Please do not let anger and hostility overshadow the issues at hand. I’ve tried to be meticulously articulate with everything on this site. Once things are shared, details can become askew the further down the line they go. For instance, I am not facing any jail time, which was stated today by a concerned advocate. Thank you all for the amazing effort in standing up for us.
June 17, 2012
All is quiet as we wait for a date to be set for a hearing by a citizen’s board to “appeal” code enforcement’s decisions. I find this absurd, as we have yet to be officially cited with a specific violation. I see it as a PR stunt by the city in an attempt to quiet our stance, and to keep us out of a courtroom. I wish I could have just gotten my point across months ago.
June 13, 2012
Council meeting went very well. Missouri State Congressman, Russ Carnahan, happened to be in attendance. A Post-Dispatch writer was also there, and wants to do a major story on our endeavor. Several residents showed “intensive” support for our garden. I just wish that one of the Councilmen would not have lit up his cigar after the meeting, less that 2 feet away from my infant son. Who by the way, didn’t cry or fuss a single time during the 2 1/2 hour meeting (My son, not the councilman, which was quite moody and fussed several times). Thanks again for the continued support. You can only retain freedoms if you act to preserve them.
April 30, 2012
I am currently adding info pages, and will “blog” once I sort through it all. Ferguson City Council meeting this Tuesday, June 12th. Anyone that wishes to show support for our garden, or to stand up against misguided government should attend. 7:00pm at Ferguson City Hall. My fiance and I will be speaking, and you can have 3 minutes of your own to voice your opinions. Thank you all for the continued support.