Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bay City Post, February 2016


WELCOME to the fifty-third issue of the Bay City Post! - Keeping you updated on the best city on the grid.




Love is in the air!


Bay City Post time again, y'all! Welcome to the best bid-cage lining your Linden Dollars didn't buy! It's February, and Winter is soon to give way to spring. I look forward to warmer days ahead. 

We've got an action-packed issue this time out, with ThomasHooker taking over Kinnard's police blotter, and some great outings from all the usual suspects around town!


Enough from me for now, let's delve into da Post!

Sunny Salutations   \o/

Marianne McCann, Interim Editor


IN THIS ISSUE


All that, and maybe some more!      



Telephone Bomber orders some hot tacos!














Being a good neighbor

One of the unique challenges in a community like Bay City is that there is no covenant. There is nothing prohibiting your next-door neighbor from deciding they need to build a 20 story charnel house, nor a floating space port full of breedable ewoks. 

It is not a common occurrence for things this outside the Bay City theme to wander in, but there have been plenty of other odd structures in Bay City, even from the city's earliest days. It can prove frustrating -- especially for those who have taken the time and care to make something within theme -- to find they're now next-door to stonehenge.

The bad news: there's no easy solution.

Bay City is mainland, and does not have a covenant. We do have a set theme ("the American urban experience, between 1940 and 1965, perhaps best typified by Chicago circa 1950 and marked by a distinct deco influence"), but it is a guideline, not a hard rule. If you own a parcel, you get final say of what is there, barring violation of the Terms of Service, maturity guidelines, or the Community Standards. 

The Bay City Alliance does offer one tool for new Residents of our city, and I hope that people do consider the use of it: our welcome basket is full of tips and suggestions, including building tips surrounding the city's theme. You are certainly welcome to pass it along to anyone in the city. Maybe when you do, you'll find a kinship, and you can both work on something that will make Bay City better... together.


The thing is, keeping one's structure within the them is better for all. It allows you to keep the value of your property up, and makes everyone look good. Putting up something heavily out of theme, conversely, drags it down for everyone surrounding you. It's simply a case of being a good neighbor.


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Please send your letters to Marianne McCann. Letters may be edited at the “Post’s” discretion for length and/or content.


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