Via Dave Alpert, the mayor of Clayton, California takes on the challenge of little girls selling excess produce from their family’s garden on Saturday mornings. Apparently, this violates zoning rules. Mayor Gregg Manning says: “They may start out with a little card-table and selling a couple of things, but then who is to say what else they have. Is all the produce made there, do they make it themselves? Are they going to have eggs and chickens for sale next.”
What’ll be next — a ban on lemonade stands? Probably not. More mayor: “Lemonade stands are technically illegal, but they don’t last long enough to do anything about.” But maybe if future developments allow for more rapid lemonade-detection we can rid ourselves of this scourge.