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Neighbors Are Outraged When Town Forces Them To Keep Garage Doors Open All Day Or Pay $200 Fine

by Jess Butler
Jess is a curly-haired Jersey girl who adores penguins and watches the worst reality shows on TV.

Imagine coming home and finding out you’ll have to change something that used to give you a sense of security and privacy. That was exactly what happened to these residents of a Northern California community.

It all started after people were found living in one homeowner’s garage. Then, the situation escalated. The Homeowners Association created a list of rules for all of the neighbors to abide by to ensure that an incident like that wouldn’t happen again.

But when the community realized what they would have to do, they were furious.

They were ordered to leave their garage doors open between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. That was pretty much the entire day, and if the neighbors didn’t comply, they would have to pay a $200 fine.

In the video below, a 9-year-old boy named Jason explains, “I’m still a little worried because I just think it’s all going to get stolen you know?” He adds that he has a bike, cars, and an electric scooter in his garage, and he doesn’t want to lose all of those possessions.

Another neighbor named Shally Ia says:

“I have nothing to hide. I understand somebody had people living in their garage — I don’t. I am following the rules. All I’m asking is for a reasonable way of going around this. If you want to do a monthly, a bimonthly inspection on my garage, I have nothing to hide. If I have something that’s being stored in there and you don’t like it, I’ll remove it.”

The neighbors have since banded together and made their way onto the news. They are letting the world know that they’re standing against these unfair rules — as a strong community — and will continue fighting for their cause.

Check out the entire story in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad these neighbors joined together to fight for their freedom and safety!

Thumbnail Photo: KTXL Sacramento

Footage provided courtesy of KTXL Sacramento

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