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The home painted like an American flag in protest of code violations. WFLA photo The home painted like an American flag in protest of code violations. WFLA photo
(WFLA) - Florida family says they've been hounded by code enforcement, and they've had enough.

They're tired of receiving citations and they want the whole city to know how they feel, so they painted their house to look like the American flag.

Brent Greer and his wife are doing a little redecorating. The new paint job is unmistakable- the front of the home is a massive flag. Brent Greer hopes it sends a message.

He said, "I painted it to remind the city and all that live here that this is America. This is a free country. This is my home. This is not a shrine to Riverview Boulevard."

Back in February, a city code enforcement officer responded to a complaint because a Christmas tree was still displayed in front of the home.

While on site, the officer noticed a long list of other code violations like problems with old paint and windows.

City of Bradenton Code Compliance Manager Volker Reiss said, “There was some substandard housing conditions at the time that we found there.”

"The violations are very typical in the city for an older home."

If the Greers don't correct the violations, they could face fines of up to $250 a day.

Greer exclaimed, "You just threatened my kids, you just threatened my livelihood, I can’t pay a $250 a day fine, I can’t pay a $25 a day fine!”

So he decided on a new paint job instead.

“A lot of people gave their lives so that we can live here. Not so you can have some elitist opinion on how my house should look,” said Greer.

Reiss likes the new paint job.

"Looks nice!” he exclaimed.

Reiss said the new paint job is not a code violation, but the other violations remain.

There are also a lot of toys and items strewn on the yard.

Greer says he has a few more important things to worry about.

While on site, the officer noticed a long list of other code violations like problems with old paint and windows.

Read more at WFLA’s website. http://bit.ly/1j1QjIl


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