"Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."
"RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
The city’s Code Department has identified two violations at Austin City Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria’s home in East Austin, which the city said stemmed from a patio cover and a storage structure.Read the whole thing here.
The department mailed notices of violation to the property owners, Sabino Renteria and Lori Cervenak-Renteria, on March 16. The owners have 14 days to come into compliance, and, if they do, the case will be closed, Alvarado said.
Coming into compliance for an unpermitted structure would mean obtaining a building permit, which requires a successful inspection, Alvarado said. As for the setback violations, the owners could move the storage structure or seek a variance from the city.
Failing to come into compliance could bring fines of up to $2,000 per day per violation.
Renteria also faces the ethics complaint filed last month by the owner of a vacation rental management company, who alleged Renteria should refrain from voting on new regulations for short-term rentals, as he has rented out the garage apartment in his backyard. The city’s Ethics Review Commission is slated to hear that complaint April 13.
Bottom Line: Considering that Pio Renteria didn't support Don Zimmerman's attempt to reign in code compliance last year, it's particularly satisfying to watch this hypocrite get nailed....