Let's not be so hard on city inspectors. Yes, they should know the law, including OTARD, but some people do fail to maintain antennas properly, although this one looks fine.
If the city is trying to squeeze some money out of homeowners, that would be a good story for local TV news to cover.
They could also cover the outrageous price hikes that cable companies have every year and the need to have more regulations to rein in those companies.
Somebody might also want to cover the fact that the economic troubles go back to Nixon's historic 1972 trip, which eventually led to unfair global competition.
Regardless of the causes of the economic decline, though, people should have some understanding of the plight facing a lot of cities as they struggle to keep operations going
despite a declining tax base.
Still, though, the bottom line is that antennas are perfectly legal, and a city should have no right to interfere with them as long as they are installed properly and properly maintained.
About a year ago, I read something about the city of Boston being upset that too many satellite dishes were spoiling the look of the city's streets.