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Re: Bowen Ranch violates county codes

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March 03, 2003 08:24PM
In this article Paul Tavares, the county's code enforcement chief apparently took action against these people because they were operating and illegal business by the code enforcement rules. Paul Tavares is quoted as saying " technically, thats operating a commercial business ", and he also said " People are charging money and providing a service ". Now from what I can see from this article, these were private citizens charging the public to park on thier private land to provide protection for the vehicles from being vandalized. So a fee was taken and a service was provided. Paul Tavares felt compelled to close down these peoples operation because they held no business license and to obtain one they would have to make significant improvements to meet certain requirements. Now as far as I can see this is exactly the same type of situation you have at the Bowen Ranch. Fee's taken on private property for the purpose of providing security for vehicles. My brother has told me that the fact that Mike Castro earns money from taking a fee, even if it's on his private property still makes it earned income and subject to taxes and a business license. So my question is why doesn't the county's code enforcement respond in like manner to the circumstances at the Bowen Ranch? I believe that this is the point Katrina is making. I have talked to individuals who used to work at the Bowen Ranch under Mike Castro's direction and they have indicated to me that no reciepts were ever given out and money taken in was not recorded in any way. Is this true? Is this a case of various authorities looking the other way on this issue for some reason when it comes to Mike Castro and the Bowen Ranch business? It is my understanding that the code enforcement people have been contacted about this situation and thus far they have done nothing about it. Why have they not taken action? Anyone else have any concrete and provable information that could explain what appears to be unequal enforcement of the code enforcement laws.
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Bowen Ranch violates county codes

katrina island 906March 03, 2003 02:04PM

Re: Bowen Ranch violates county codes

LaughingBear 619March 03, 2003 04:14PM

LaughingBear defends Mike Castro's right to place hotspringers health at risk

katrina island 579March 03, 2003 08:09PM

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katrina island 620March 04, 2003 01:16AM

Re: Bowen Ranch violates county codes

Wizard 574March 03, 2003 08:24PM

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Wizard 581March 03, 2003 08:45PM

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katrina island 627March 04, 2003 01:18AM

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LaughingBear 1204March 03, 2003 09:38PM

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Wizard 675March 04, 2003 08:48AM

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LaughingBear 579March 04, 2003 09:42PM

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katrina island 1072March 05, 2003 01:03AM

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