Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 06:39:50 2001

Why would it be a biz if you sell some of it off if you don't make a
profit? That would be like saying that someone that sells things at a yard
sale once a year is running a biz (although some people are permanent yard
sale sellers around here). I could see it if you had a few Univac racks in
your back yard in public view. Also push it that they are not stored there
but actively in use in your house.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Mike Ford
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 6:00 AM
> To:
> Subject: Storage of computer and parts in the residential area
> 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.
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