(Closed) My city banned sidewalk chalk!

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you feel about sidewalk chalk?
    It's something for the kids to do so who cares? : (70 votes)
    80 %
    Looks trashy, don't allow it. : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Parents need to clean it up now and then and fines should be issued if not. : (12 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 16
    2660 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    Wow your city sounds like a nightmare for children

    Post # 17
    5948 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    WesterosBarbie:  I love the sidewalk chalk! I just saw a bunch yesterday while I was walking the dogs. so fun and cute! I don’t get it. I’ve never seen it look ghetto, but I’ve only seen it on the sidewalk in front of houses where kids live.

    We have a rogue artist in a nearby neighborhood that goes out and draws cute little things downtown for people to come across. I love it!

    ana2017:  and Misswhowedding:  had the best responses! Seriously, doesn’t your city have bigger things to think about??

    Post # 18
    387 posts
    Helper bee

    WesterosBarbie:  Chances are if it’s a bylaw being pushed by one apartment complex it’s probably condos and this is coming from the HOA. It wouldn’t have an impact, unless the city also adopted a similar ordinance, on everybody else. 

    I was only allowed to use the chalk on my driveway growing up. The rationale was that other people are using the sidewalks, I would be in other people’s ways, and I was right near the street so I could get hit by a car. 

    Post # 19
    5089 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    futurebrideesq:  I almost commented that it sounded like an HOA thing to do. Seems like that’s the case.


    I used sidewalk chalk a lot, but we didn’t have a paved driveway or sidewalks. I drew on the road. Luckily, we lived on a dead end with only one house after us. 

    Post # 20
    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    WesterosBarbie:  “My current employer actuallt refused to hire anynoe who takes the bus, but that’s another thread, lol.”

    If this is in fact true, if this was anything approaching a just world the individuals responsible for perpetuating this discrimination would be removed from their positions.  But, this isn’t a just world.  :/

    I was able to look up an article about the complex that is putting this policy into place, and it does sound like a prviate property management/HOA decision. 

    Post # 21
    236 posts
    Helper bee

    This is why you google things before running to the Internet to voice your outrage. It’s one complex not the whole city. 

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