Oak Park has dropped its case against the Oak Park woman for having a vegetable garden in her front yard, but her lawyer said the city is still going after her for not having her dogs licensed.
“They’re saying they never formally dismissed” the entire case, said Solomon Radner, who represents Julie Bass.
Bass’ garden has created a national stir, as proponents of everything from urban gardening to small government have bombarded city officials at work and home with letters of support – and sometimes threats -- for the mother of six and the five raised beds that sit in front her home on Dartmouth Street.
City officials said they didn’t mind the garden, but wanted her to put it in the back yard, rather than the front, hence the citations. At her first court date, the two sides reached an impasse on the meaning of the word “suitable” which was in the ordinance cited in her violation, and Bass asked for a jury trial.
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