City of Orlando Incident Report
01/23/2013, THE CITY OF ORLANDO HAS FINALLY CLOSED OUR CASE.
Apparently, we never did anything wrong in the first place.
This landlord lives over a 1000 miles away and is not an active member of our community. Over the 20 years that we have owned here, we have spoken with this landlord or property manager a few times because they are seldom around the neighborhood. We are regularly in our front yard gardening. Many neighbors, including their tenants, have vegetables growing in our Patriot Garden. If they talked with us or anyone else in the neighborhood before they complained, we would probably not be here today.
We have reached out to this landlord on multiple occasions via their property manager with no responses. We even flagged them down as they drove by once. They have made it very clear that their interpretation of "neat and clean" is NO vegetable garden ("farm") in the front yard. Here is the followup email to the Property Manager
Since you are so interested in our property and controlling what we do on it, I thought I would copy you on the movement that you have started. (See Below) You are literally taking safe food off of families' tables, including your tenants.
I have not received any contact from the landlord. Again, we would have been happy to here her concerns and acted accordingly. But if she does not wish to work together in order to come up with an acceptable solution then we will defend our position to the end. Let's not make this a tit for tat, so please ask her to stop any further complaints before actually approaching us.
I am formally inviting you to tour our ecoVillage. I am extending the olive branch. You may better understand the value our property has compared to a standard property. Who knows, you may even change your position. We give tours to any one and every one so just let us know when a time is convenient to you.
I hope we can co-exist in manner that is beneficial to all of us. Have a good day.