Sometimes local governments are their own worst enemies. A Jacksonville business will be able to keep its military flags flying after a city inspector issued a citation demanding that they be taken down.
Employees at Jaguar Power Sports say the city inspector, Melinda Power, went into the store and issued the citation, saying the flags violated city code. The rooftop display had two U.S. flags, flags representing each branch for the military and another one representing the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The business took their case to social media and the Mayor's office got wind of it. “I have directed city staff that military flags should be treated same as U.S. flag. Let them fly,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted out.
Have you ever had an issue with city officials over code violations of any sort? Should common sense always prevail in these types of situations?