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Rules make city living ... livable


March 26, 2021

Jodie Johnson

Deputy clerk for the City of Carlton

I couldn’t wait to grow up so I would finally be free of rules. No more parents telling me what to do. No teachers expecting me to do things on their timetable.

Freedom. Hah. I still have just as many rules to follow and I have to make myself follow them or face the consequences.

Sometimes I wish there were fewer rules. I mean, why are there so many? One of my first jobs with the City of Carlton (about 12 years ago) was to make an index for city ordinances. There were 343 pages of city codes.

Some were very outdated. Two of my favorites...

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