John C Daley wrote:Without trying to cause offence, I am amazing looking in from Australia to hear the story you tell.
Of not being able to paint house because of the cost.
How does a community work when so many people seem to be oppressed?
Anne Miller wrote:Old timers always used white wash to make the barns look nice ...
This guy has some good ideas ...
William Bronson wrote:
Heh. Yeah, I drive past street walkers and drug dealer everyday, but a house is a big fat target.
It only makes sense to ignore the criminals, apprehending them costs money.
Houses generally have owners with a vested interest and some income.
Leveling civil fines on home owners is safer and more effective.
William Bronson wrote:Just a follow up, since I found my own thread, while looking for other advice.
I did look for help from a really great community group, People Working Cooperatively but, I make too much money...
The city is still fining me.
They can't seize the house, but they are piling on more debt.
I'm even reconsidering DIY, because I can afford to die, but getting seriously hurt while NOT on the job would ruin my family financially.
My dad has offered to help financially, so I'm considering the smartest way to honor his generosity.
John F Dean wrote:It just hit me, you community is large enough to have a paint recycling center. You might want to explore this option