Latest topics
» RH- Blood Type - Who are the Celts genetically speaking?
Today at 11:43 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Symbolic Meaning Behind The Celtic Tree Of Life
Today at 11:40 am by PurpleSkyz

» #QAnon Drama Theater: Antarctica Q researchers DEAD, MH-370 Organ Harvesting Plot plus more
Today at 11:31 am by PurpleSkyz

» NIBIRU News ~ TWO SUNS SIGHTING Across the World plus MORE
Today at 11:29 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News - UFOs on official NASA LASCO C2 & LASCO C3 satellite images in the solar space plus MORE
Today at 11:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» David Icke Talks About The French Protests
Today at 10:58 am by PurpleSkyz

» Ending Marijuana Lies Forever - The Marijuana Data Collection Act
Today at 10:55 am by PurpleSkyz

» Holistic MD who founded Florida Marijuana Institute found dead of alleged suicide
Today at 10:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» MIT Researchers Can Shrink Objects to Nanoscale
Today at 1:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» UFO Hunters Identify a Huge "DOME" Structure in a Crater on the Moon
Today at 1:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» People are noticing SOMETHING different about the Moon!
Today at 1:02 am by PurpleSkyz

» THE ALIEN UFO BOMBSHELL THAT ROCKED AREA 51 IS EXPLODING AGAIN!
Today at 1:00 am by PurpleSkyz

» Body Language: James Comey Stand Up And Speak The Truth
Today at 12:49 am by PurpleSkyz

» We wish you a Merry Brexmas and a déja vu Year
Today at 12:48 am by PurpleSkyz

» 1G To 5G – It’s All Dangerous – Veteran MD Drops Bombshell At 5G Hearing
Today at 12:45 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Most Secret Space Program Mission EVER Recorded Documentary
Today at 12:41 am by PurpleSkyz

» Two UFOs Caught Over Snowy Mountains In Anchorage, Alaska
Today at 12:34 am by PurpleSkyz

» #LIVE - #LadyDragon + Nightly #News + #JudgeJeanine
Yesterday at 10:10 pm by LadyDragon

» Massive Fissures Open Up And Destroy Homes After Volcanic Eruption Hits Vanuatu Islands
Yesterday at 9:56 pm by PurpleSkyz

» How Science Failed UFOs. Richard Dolan Intelligent Disclosure. Dec. 18, 2018.
Yesterday at 9:14 pm by PurpleSkyz

» “The Envelopes”
Yesterday at 7:10 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Q & TRUMP PREDICTED! I, PET GOAT II NEW DETAILS
Yesterday at 6:12 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #Live - #Spaceforce - #SpaceCommand - Mike Pence Remarks
Yesterday at 5:14 pm by LadyDragon

» #LIVE #QANON #LadyDragon + #Meditation with #JaredRand @potus
Yesterday at 4:04 pm by LadyDragon

» #Live - #LadyDragon #SarahSanders #PressConference
Yesterday at 3:48 pm by LadyDragon

» More on Those Massive Waves - Slams into California, Oregon and Washington State Coastline
Yesterday at 1:45 pm by PurpleSkyz

» #LIVE - #OUTNUMBERED + #LadyDragon #Flynn sentencing
Yesterday at 1:38 pm by LadyDragon

» 5 CBD Myths That Are Just 100% Not True
Yesterday at 1:25 pm by PurpleSkyz

» ET Propaganda and the Seventh Seal by Anna Von Reitz plus more
Yesterday at 1:23 pm by PurpleSkyz


CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS




You are not connected. Please login or register

Out Of Mind » VOICES CARRY ~ DISCERNMENT REQUIRED - QUESTION EVERYTHING » ANNA VON REITZ » Court Rules Living ‘Off The Grid’ Is Illegal ~ Such BULLSH*T!!!

Court Rules Living ‘Off The Grid’ Is Illegal ~ Such BULLSH*T!!!

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

avatar
Admin

Court Rules Living ‘Off The Grid’ Is Illegal

Posted on June 6, 2015 by David Robinson

For many it’s a live long dream to get “off the grid” and live self-sufficiently. But unplugging from municipal services has been ruled illegal by a court in Cape Coral, Florida.
Special Magistrate Harold S. Eskin ruled that Robin Speronis is not allowed to live on her own private property without being hooked up to the city’s water system. He admitted that she had the right to live without utility power, but said that her alternative power sources must always first be approved by the city.
Speronis has been taking a stand for years not against the city of Cape Coral. Back in November of 2013 a code enforcement officer attempted to evict her for “living without utilities.” The city’s argument is that the International Property Maintenance Code was “violated” by her reliance on rain water rather than paying the city for water. The IPMC also would make it a crime for her to use solar panels instead of being tied into the electric grid.
“It was a mental fistfight,” Todd Allen, Speronis’ attorney said regarding Eskin’s review of the case. “There’s an inherent conflict in the code.” Allen says that at this point the argument is just that Speronis must “hook up” to the grid, even if she doesn’t use utilities from it.
Speronis explains that she has won on two of three counts already, but there is still a big fight ahead of her. “But what happens in the courtroom is much less important than touching people’s hearts and minds,” she explained.
“I think that we are continuing to be successful in doing just that and I am so pleased — there is hope! The next morning, as I took my two hour walk, there was a young man unknown to me, who drove by me, tooted his horn and said, ‘Robin, congratulations on your victory yesterday, keep up the fight and God bless you.’ That is beautiful.”
The local Press-News newspaper said that Eskin “admitted that the code might be obsolete.” “Reasonableness and code requirements don’t always go hand-in-hand… given societal and technical changes that requires review of code ordinances,” Eskin told the paper. He argues, however, that he has an obligation to enforce the code. Still, he acknowledges that some of the charges against her are unfounded.
“I am in compliance,” Speronis said in an interview with the local News-Press. “I’m in compliance of living… you may have to hook-up, but you don’t have to use it. Well, what’s the point?”
Speronis has long been living “off the grid.” The city didn’t seem to even notice until she publicly discussed her home with Liza Fernandez, a local news reporter. After that appearance, a code enforcement officer designated her home as “uninhabitable” and gave her an eviction notice.
In March, at a code compliance hearing before Eskin, Speronis was a no-show. Local WTSP 10 news reports that “her company, Off-the-Grid Living Inc. is a litany of violations. Out of 48 violations, Speronis had been previously found guilty of 45. There’s been no appeal or movement to comply.”
“We will continue to use due process and legal measures available to enforce the codes of the city,” Connie Barron, spokeswoman for the city of Cape Coral said. “The building official has pulled the certificate of occupancy… this was the next step we decided to take to bring the property into compliance. Legally, she cannot be in the house.”
Barron acknowledges that it is “unusual for the city to escalate a case to this level.”
“Even if they board the house up, I’m not leaving,” Speronis explained. “They did the best they could when they took my dogs and arrested me. It fell apart because I’m unshakable.”
The International Property Maintenance Code is still being used by cities throughout the United States and Canada. While it stands, it holds that even if you have power and running water, you can be evicted from your home if you remain “off the grid.”
(Article by Reagan Ali; h/t WTSP 10; Press-News and Off The Grid News)

Share this:



Thanks to: http://mainerepublicemailalert.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum