The old dude, Lee Pat Milks, should have changed his name to Garcia or Rodriguez or something else Hispanic sounding. Then its very probable the city would not have deigned to hassle him about keeping a broken down bus in his backyard. Everyone knows these “blight” laws, like hate crime laws, are only enforced against Anglo white people. It is a policy called “Anarcho-Tryranny”. Victor Davis Hanson has written extensively about the Anarcho-Tyranny in his part of California; how unevenly the blight laws, building codes, zoning laws, health codes, environmental laws, traffic laws and everything else are enforced, such that California is at once the freest and at the same time the most over-supervised and oppressed place in the country. Depending on what political ethnic identity group you belong to.
https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2017/03/29/senior-citizen-killed-loading-ak-shoot-officer/https://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/california-21st-century-wild-west/?singlepage=true 21st Century California Reverts Back to the Wild West
“Today I generalize that about every old rural farmhouse in these environs can be characterized by three traits: a) the house is a rental and not connected with the corporate fields around it; b) there are two to three families, in illegal fashion, living in ramshackle trailers and sheds on the property; c) the authorities don’t dare enforce zoning or health laws, on the grounds that enforcement is a bad investment of their limited time and budget….”
“…The lawlessness is characterized by two facts: One, there are so many residing here illegally from Mexico and Central America that the system is overwhelmed; and, two, ideologically law enforcement has become a political, not a legal issue. As best as I can decipher, it works on the following principle. California has the highest bundle of gas, income, and sales taxes in the country, but borders on chronic insolvency. Social programs, subsidized health care, law enforcement, and crises in public education claim most of the budget, and the result is that the overtaxed state’s roads, reservoirs and once landmark water transfer systems are under-capitalized and dysfunctional. Various agencies operate on a fee basis—informally of course and denied vehemently when asked.”
“Take traffic tickets. A broken California a few years ago jacked up the fines as a way to raise revenue (the majority of residents do not pay income taxes; the top 1% pays half of all state income tax revenue: the best and worst place to be an income taxpayer). Yet those who are most likely to be punished for unsafe driving or defective vehicles are often precisely newcomers without capital, without legality, and without familiarity with U.S. driving laws, and who would not or could not pay their fines. Suspending licenses as a result of unpaid fees soon became a political issue, with all the hallmarks of the modern social state. As a result, for a while longer, you can have up to 80% of your fines reduced, but only if you make less than a state-specified income. The law assumes the following: A state or local official understands that if he were to pull over an illegal alien, for example, he would waste his agency’s precious time and money writing tickets that either would not be paid or would be amnestied. Far better to target a soccer mom, who most certainly will pay promptly and help to pay state employee salaries and pensions.”
”California is hyper-lawful and lawless, completely free and without freedom, a condition entirely predicated on one’s sense of income and dutifulness. If one picks and chooses legal compliance, claims grievance, and earns ideological sympathy on the basis of race and class, then the law is negotiable; otherwise, he is a ripe target for bureaucracies and agencies to monitor every aspect of his life—on the principle that because millions now do not pay traffic fines and income taxes, file proper and legal names, and obey bureaucratic summonses, a few thousands must to the nth degree.”
A Partial Exhumation of the American Dream