It sounds reasonable, and since the last thing most people want to do is to have some regulatory agency go after their neighbors, that's where it ends. who wants to cause trouble for folks you have to live with?
The problem with this theory, at least in my case, is that EVERY SINGLE COMPLAINT has been made by a planning and development services employee.
In the picture at the top, that's Roxanne Pilkenton, who, apparently in consultation with a couple of other PDS employees (see the note, per xxx and yyy at the bottom of the form), made the latest complaint. So another complaint is entered by a PDS employee about my property.
When a public agency claims to be impartial, and to be complaint driven, and then does this sort of stuff it erodes confidence in the overall fairness of that agency. Once employees start writing complaints, why aren't they writing complaints about every violation?
The code enforcement officers have had to drive by multiple examples of the same violations they've been whipping me about to take pictures of my property. If PDS is in the business of writing complaints so that they can enforce it, they should be writing complaints in an even-handed manner. There are other properties on each side of mine that have equivalent "violations".
I've been wondering what's going on -- but the explanation is pretty simple. Unequal enforcement sucks. If the rules are important enough to enforce on me, they should be doing the same for all of my neighbors.
If you're going to enforce a law or regulation you cannot be seen as selectively, unfairly enforcing it. This sort of crap is why I don't trust the county government to deal with me fairly and is actually radicalizing me. I am much more motivated to resist every single thing the county does on suspicion and belief that this is a selective enforcement towards some agenda that I'm not privvy to. This will cost them thousands and thousands of dollars that could otherwise be spent on more productive items.