Charges against the woman who planted a vegetable garden in her front yard have been dropped, her attorney said Thursday.
But other charges against Julie Bass have been resurrected for not having licenses for her two dogs — even though she took care of that issue, lawyer Solomon Radner said.
“This is really nothing other than a personal vendetta against the Basses either because somebody doesn’t like them, or because they had the nerve to fight this unjust prosecution,” said Radner, who plans to file a motion to dismiss . . .
. . . Bass got licenses for her dogs after she was charged in June, and showed the paperwork to officials. Typically, cases are closed after the issue is addressed.
But Radner spoke to an Oak Park city attorney colleague who informed him that the dog license charge is not dead against Bass, something he called “a very dirty move.”
Misdemeanor charges — including failure to have a dog license — typically carry a 93-day jail sentence, Radner said.
If a bureaucrat wants to make your life hell, they’ll find a reason.
MORE: At her blog, Bass says the garden-related charges were dismissed not by the city, but by a judge. And they were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they could potentially be brought again.