Poll Results: So far, 65 percent of votes in this poll suggest that the condition of a front yard is of concern to neighbors. 34 percent of votes say it is not. A front yard is private property, but it must be seen regularly by neighbors. That can create friction when homes occupied by college students exist alongside homes occupied by families. Vote in the poll below this story.
Original Story: This photo is of a home near downtown Davis on a recent Sunday morning. The residents presumably partied the night before and left the remnants (beer-pong table, couch, empty Keystone Light cans) in the front yard until Sunday afternoon, or later.
This is private property, so it is not illegal. But that doesn’t mean some neighbors are not bothered. (Note: This story is not about this specific house; there are plenty more in the area. This is tame compared to some others). Vote in the poll below.
Davis is both a college town, as well as a place for families. These two worlds often complement one another, but they also have the potential to clash. The City’s recent Minor Alcohol Preclusion Ordinance is one such example: It says that the “culture of drinking [locally and nationally] has intensified over the past decade." The ordinance is geared, in many ways, toward alcohol enforcement on Picnic Day.
Davis Patch will soon begin a series of articles exploring the relationship between UC Davis and the City as it relates to student consumption of alcohol. That'll begin next week. If you have any ideas you'd like pursued, or if you'd like to write a blog about this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For now, let’s start with this image: Is the condition of this home any of your concern? Or is it private property that has nothing to do with you? Vote in the poll below.