I have an issue I need to resolve for which I am curious about the legal implications of various avenues I am considering. I have asked an initial question, and I foresee there being possible add-on and follow-up questions related to the same issue.
The initial question is here: Can a city legally force a homeowner to remove their garden?
I am interested to know what other ways I legally have of pursuing this, but I did not want to ask about "What are all my avenues?" in that question, as that is not the focus of that initial question. And speaking of which, is asking "What laws or legal options do I have for situation X?" on topic for law SE? If yes, I can make such a question. If no, could you help me out here so that I can make good questions for this site?
I do not know of any lawyers in the area who would deal in something like this. I have wanted to find lawyers for various things in the past with no success, as many of them around here are the type that deal with auto or work injuries or in reducing traffic tickets. I have even asked some of them before if they know of any lawyers who deal in "situation X", but the response has always been "No, I can't help you find anyone for that. Try the phone book or Google it." Which I have done. So any advice of "Consult a lawyer" would be met with "Maybe, if I could find one that deals with this sort of thing."
I am planning to write to the city soon, which I'm not even sure how to go about (I might ask other questions about that, such as "Does a city have to acknowledge a hand-delivered letter, because I want to get it to them sooner, or do I have to mail it?"), but I thought it would be good to be more prepared first.
For my specific issue at hand, mentioned in the above question: please note that I really do not care what anyone thinks or how they feel about my lawn. I just want to be left alone to use my lawn how I see fit; I know it's not normal within the city and I don't care. I also want to be able to continue my garden however I please (ie: I'm worried I'll get a response like "Ok fine. But we require it look like a conventional garden, so you need to keep it all tilled and neatly plant your dandelions in rows with the suggested spacing...).
I appreciate feedback and discussion that results in me providing good law.SE questions and which helps me reach my end goal. I would also appreciate any advice on where to put further questions if they are not appropriate for law.SE (ex: my possible future question mentioned above about mailing the city, is that better posed as a law.SE question or a politics.SE question?)
So the most important focus for this meta question from my point of view is "What can I do legally to stop the action the city is taking and be allowed to do my gardening how I want, and what other questions should I be asking?" And the focus from your point of view is likely "How can I ask my questions in a law.SE appropriate way?"