In my community we have five (5) low income housing projects that have asked to be granted a variance from our trash enclosure standards (I guess they want trash blowing everywhere). The reason they claim they want the variance is because some one can hide in or behind them. They also claim that they are using CPTED principals throughout all of their complexes. Their future “CPTED” methods include cutting down all trees and bushes (violating our landscape ordinance) and placing very large (in my opinion) spot lights that would violate our lighting standards (in foot candles). To compound the problem a few of our officers (not the department) has recommended these changes and supported them in writing (Boneheads!!!!!). I have studied CPTED and I know that its principals can coexist with proper urban design. Has any one else ran into a problem like this? And can anyone point me to some built examples or some literature that addresses CPTED and public housing. I don’t want people to look outside and feel like they live a prison yard. Help.