Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Mike Ford <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 06:00:12 2001

I am so steamed right now, buried in my junk mail I just found a letter
from the city of Orange where I live. (peoples republic of California)

Notice of violation and order to comply
* Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

Apparently some neighbor had a inspector come over and peek in my windows
last week, and sure enough I do have a few computers stacked around right
now. The gist of the complaint is that while I comply with all the noise,
parking, etc. they want me to have a "Home Occupation Business License" and
restrict my storage to 500 cubic feet in an enclosed garage.

Now I guess I have to agree the home is occupied with computers, but my
first reaction is that it is strictly a hobby, no business activity goes on
at all. Before I say anything though I am going to go and read Orange
Municipal Code 17.14.050(H) in the morning.

I love the arrogance of these people too, giving me 14 days to comply. My
guess is that at best this will be a big PITA, since it kind of hamstrings
me, if I sell off a bunch of stuff, then I am a business, but if I don't
then I may be looking at endless harassment.
Received on Fri Jun 08 2001 - 06:00:12 BST

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