We've lived in our house for 11 years. The house to the south of us is a small rental bungalow while we live in a 3 bedroom obviously family home.
Shortly after the newest renter moved in, we got a nasty gram through an online service that will send anonymous complaints via snail mail on your behalf that our dog was too loud (dog has lived here 4 years without complaints, with four different sets of renters).
Shortly after that, we received a nasty gram from the city that our vegetation covered too much of the sidewalk. Okay, so my husband took a hedge trimmer to some lavender bushes.
Now, a city inspector came by with the complaint that my chicken coop was too close to their residence (we've had chickens for something like 8 years and no one's complained). The run is about six feet away from the garage that is at the back of the lot while the tiny house is at the front of the lot.
She really seems to have it in for us, though she is apparently nice to my daughter and her girlfriend when they walk the dog by the house. In a lovely twist of hypocrisy, there is no fence around her backyard and her dog trespasses daily onto my porch (which makes my dog bark like she's gone nuts). I have video footage of this from our home security camera. I don't know or understand her motivation. We're just living here the way we have for 11 years.
My husband says not to let it bother me, but these complaints have come in rapid succession and I'm not enjoying being under a microscope; I don't know what's coming next and I feel very anxious in my own home.
Question: What are my options for action if I don't want to actually talk to this woman (because I don't want her to know she's getting under my skin because that might encourage her)?