The City of Austin’s Code Department is asking for residents opinion on a new regulation to add to its already lengthy list of them.
The regulation would require homeowners to install insect screens to all windows on their homes, at all times of the year.
While it is without question that window screens are one of many options that provide houses with a level of protection from mosquitoes and other bugs, the City of Austin has already done all they can to stifle the private property rights of homeowners.
Of course, while mosquitoes and bugs do pose an issue during the summer months and those surrounding them, they are all but a non-factor throughout the rest of the year. Nevertheless, that is when the City of Austin decided they would attempt to regulate Austinites year round. No word yet on how the city would enforce or punish if the regulation was to be put into place.
While Austin has claimed that they do intend to take citizen feedback extremely seriously, it is more than likely that the city will adopt this regulation regardless of how much negative feedback they receive.
Although the City of Austin has a long history of attempting overregulate the people within its city limits, this newly proposed regulation seems to be a step too far out of line for even the most liberal of Austinites.