Free Republic directs me to this:
San Francisco Liberals Outlaw Storing Items in Your Own GarageThis is spreading in the wingnuttosphere -- at the Daily Paul; at the site of the Institute for Justice, a Koch-funded, ALEC-affiliated libertarian group; here and here and here and here ... and probably in an email forward from your Fox-obsessed uncle any day now.
How far will the government go to infringe on your rights?
In San Francisco, residents aren't even allowed to store their own belongings in their home.
Residents of the liberal city are banned from using their garage to store any personal property other than a vehicle. Chapter Six of the San Francisco Housing Code states, "Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles." Those who violate the law can be slapped with a $500 fine.
So, every time San Francisco residents store their bikes, tools, lawn mowers and other items in their garage, they are breaking the law.
What ever happened to property rights?
Could this happen in your area?
So what's really going on? Let's turn to the San Francisco Chronicle:
Kimberly Conley and Amandeep Jawa don't have a car, so they use their Mission District garage to store their bicycles - in direct violation of San Francisco law.Emphasis added because, um, maybe this law is ridiculous, but if it "went unnoticed until three months ago," that means it's not actually being enforced. So evil liberals are restricting your God-given freedoms in theory, but not actually in practice.
The couple, along with probably thousands of other San Franciscans, are scofflaws because of a little-known section of code that bars people from using garages to store anything but automobiles. The law went unnoticed until three months ago, when San Francisco attorney Gary Rabkin commented on its ridiculousness on a website dedicated to presenting city laws to the public in an easy-to-navigate format.
On Tuesday, Supervisor Mark Farrell will propose a measure to scrap the garage code....
Which is a strange sort of fascism.
What's more, there's a move afoot to repeal the law. Which is also something that doesn't usually happen to effective tools of fascism in a fascist state.
And in case you missed it above, look at the law in question and notice the wording:
(b) Use. Private and public storage garages in apartment houses and hotels shall be used only for storage of automobiles.So this doesn't even apply to single-family homes -- just to hotels and apartment buildings.
The righties are raving about "what happens when liberalism runs amok." and "Government involvement in every facet of life" and "micromanagement of a community." -- Funny thing, though -- clearly the liberal fascists forgot to do the micromanaging.