Rules about building materials restrictive
Liberty: Is it just a word in our dictionary that no longer has any true meaning for us? It appears to some of us our liberty, in many instances, no longer exists.
Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Many of our brothers, sisters and fathers in uniform died to protect these precious liberties.
Yet we have in our city government those who would take it upon themselves to deny many of us the liberty to decide for ourselves how we must live. They dictate to us we cannot have building materials on our property. It doesn’t make any difference that the property owner is refurbishing his house. Many times we are told we have only 10 days to finish our project. Some of these projects may take up to six months to complete, maybe even more. Yet we are subjected to taking orders from one acting as a dictator.
This treatment comes from the office of our city inspector.
Don’t get me wrong. Not all of our city inspectors are this way. There is only one who has shown such disrespect to hardworking citizens of Kokomo.
I have tried three times to talk to the mayor about this, but he does not seem to care how his employees mistreat the citizens of Kokomo. They destroy our property and they don’t care.
I have talked to the one who treats our citizens like they have no liberties to handle their projects. However, he acts as if he is blind as to what progress has been made. He just wants his will done, regardless of the situation. He does not listen!
There are other infractions of our liberties too numerous to mention in this letter. Please forgive me for not writing this letter sooner.