Yes it does.
Unfortunately, it is the sound of the City Code Enforcement Department interfering with your property rights.
I spend most of my time at work in the field. I have a desk that I share with another Animal Control Officer - but I spend very little time there. Occasionally, though, I find myself doing paperwork and such when Officers from the Code Enforcement Department are nearby at their desks. I overheard a conversation between the Code Supervisor and someone the other day and discovered another ridiculous intrusion into people's lives in the City where I work.
Seems that if you own your home and a tree in your yard dies, or is cut down, or blows over in a storm - you are required by city code to replace the tree with one of a specific approved minimum size and a specific approved species in a specific approved location on "your" property. You can't just decide that you no long want a tree in your yard. You can't go crazy and just pick the tree that you want whilly-nilly if its not on the "approved list".
Such obnoxious intrusion into property rights would be expected if it were coming from a Home Owners Association where you knew the by-laws going in and had agreed to the restrictions voluntarily - but when the micro-managing irritation is City-wide it just seems to make it more ridiculous.