Storage of computer and parts in the residential area

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jun 8 11:13:31 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Jim Strickland wrote:

> Couldn't you sue them for looking in your windows and trespassing on
> your property without a warrent?

Mike could make this really hard on them and do these sorts of things, but
if the inspector happens to be really zealous about their work, they could
make life equally as miserable for Mike.

The best way to win with a beauracrat is to beat them at their own game.
In reading the ordinance specified at:

(I love the web :) would seem the burden is on the city to prove that Mike is running a
business. All Mike has to do is draft a response letter stating that his
collection of computers is a hobby, not a business, and he only sells
stuff on a once per year basis as it allowed under city ordinances (garage

It's a no-brainer. The onus is on the city to prove Mike is running a
business. If they goo all the way and decide to take him to court, it'll
be a big pain in the ass, but he'll win.

I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on the web (and I've had enough exposure
to law and legal proceedings through what seems to be my never-ending
quest to prove I wasn't actually speeding ;)

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
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