"City spokeswoman Barron said the sewer would have been capped
sooner, but the city decided to wait for the code hearing. The
city had actually overlooked Speronis’ setup until she did an
interview with a local television station regarding her living
Eskin did admit, though, that the city’s code may be obsolete.
'Reasonableness and code requirements don’t always go
hand-in-hand … given societal and technical changes (that)
requires review of code ordinances,' said Eskin, who
actually dropped two of three counts against Speronis."
I can see someone in the city limits having to obey city ordinances. But I also see a need to make ordinances more flexible for such people to get their power however they can, within reason.