102-Year-Old Man Faces Heavy Fine if Graffiti on Home’s Back Fence Isn’t Cleaned Up – EVOL

According to the reports, the City of Oakland, California has instructed a resident who is over 100 years old to remove graffiti from his property or else face a significant penalty.

Victor Silva Sr., a 102-year-old wheelchair user who has been a resident and taxpayer in his Oakland neighborhood for 80 years, was surprised to receive a violation notice earlier this month mandating cleanup by March 19th.

Failure to adhere to the directive could result in a $1,100 fine, along with extra fees of $1,277 for every subsequent inspection that reveals the graffiti remains uncleared.

Elena Silva, his daughter-in-law, expressed disbelief at the city’s citation, stating: “It was so absurd, it’s like a joke. If you drive around the city and see the graffiti everywhere, it’s just I don’t know what to say.”

Approaching his 103rd birthday, the centenarian reflected on the days when he could manage the cleanup himself: “Just had a roller and a paintbrush and just painted it. It was very easy because I was a contractor, you know. I’ll be 103 in two months or so. That slowed it up a little bit,” Silva Sr. said.

Currently, the duty of keeping the fence clear of



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