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Pasco Homeowner Paints House Pink

PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco home owner starts painting a house pink and neighbors want it to stop.

It's now got a blue fence, and a little pink siding. It used to be the model home for the Wilson Meadows community off 106th in Pasco.

Neighbors noticed the new colors two nights ago and said they're not happy about it.

"As for a pink house, that's not right," said Daniel Cantu, resident. 

At least five other people who live on the street feel the same way, but no one else was willing to go on camera. Most, afraid their neighbors would know how much they hated the bright pink color. Some thought the owners violated neighborhood design covenants owners made when they bought the house.

But Cantu said there's more to it than that.

"I don't want a pink house in my neighborhood, and I don't know who would, but I don't want to just jump on the wagon that will take people's rights away," said Cantu. 

He said people should have the right to express themselves. That goes for both the home owners and the neighbors who hate the new colors. It's part of being an American.

"That's what we're founded on. We're founded on being able to do what you want to do and have your rights, but within parameters," he said. 

Although other neighbors said the owner didn't sign anything saying they won't paint their house pink, residents said rules like that are implied when houses are sold.

The City of Pasco said it does not regulate the color of someone's house, but officials said typically when you buy the land you are automatically bound by neighborhood covenants usually made by the builder.   JLS Custom Homes, the builder in question, refused to comment. 

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