Letter: ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’

It is impossible for one to be out and about in Royal Palm Beach on a Saturday without seeing the code enforcement officers out zealously pulling garage sale and other signs out of the roadside lawns and medians. The pickup stops, the driver gets out with a look of disgust, annoyed at the clutter thrown on our roadside and yanks the sign out of the ground.

I will admit, I understand the intention and maybe even support the effort to keep the community clean. I just find it amusing that the same folks have a blind eye to the lawn signs put out for the green market at the village park. Over a dozen signs line Royal Palm Beach Blvd., but no code enforcement. These all get laid out every Sunday morning and collect by the green market to display the next week. No disgusted look from code enforcement, no trashing of this blight, as what can only be seen as clear approval from the same enforcement agency.

Apparently, like most things regulated by the government, the old adage applies: “Do as I say, not as I do!”

Jim Stephan, Royal Palm Beach