Social media is a great vehicle for rousting the masses. Our HOA at the cabin was going to pass some silly ordinances about fire pits. A small group of concerned home owners created a Facebook page that gathered enough public opinion that big modifications were made in the ordinance. Social media is a great way to get, spread and make public opinion work for you. It has also been helpful for keeping all residents updated on little issues also. We have also been able to grandfather in campers left year round in our subdivision after another 'forced change' in ordinances. Thank you social media for gathering the masses. If you have someone with legal expertise that helps give them the one, two punch. Just forcing them into uncomfortable situations is worth the effort. When the school board threatened to close the only pool in town (at the high school), social media helped to bring enough people and organizations together to vote out most of the school board and put in place a joint effort for pool funding from three different sources. Little people like mayors and city counsel members only have as much power as we give them. Make their lives uncomfortable with media, as much public opinion as possible and find a way to replace them or get them to resign. It might be easier than you think. By the way, I want that stump and those metal planters if you fail. They are really super nice.