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Bakersfield resident ordered to remove cross in front of their home

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 13:26:39-04

A Bakersfield resident put up a petition after the Homeowners Association ordered a wooden cross to be removed in front of their home. 

According to the resident, the HOA says the cross is a structure and it is against policy. 

In the petition online the resident wrote: 

After obtaining immediate neighbor approval, the Board of Directors has denied our application for a wooden Cross (which has been deemed a ‘structure’) in the front flower bed of our home.

Removal of the cross has been ordered.

As per our CC&R guidelines, the Cross has been constructed with quality workmanship and design and in harmony with existing structures. The use of natural colored materials minimize any stark visual contrasts to our home. Section 18.03 (e) Lighting provided at night is shielded and not of any annoyance to other Lot Owners. Section 18.03 (f)(iii) 

We do not believe that the Cross detracts from nor impedes our neighborhood's aesthetics and we ask for your support in our choice to display the Cross visible from common areas.