Any suggestions on a property issue?

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My house..and the empty lot next door.
I am in negotiations with the owner to purchase the empty lot.
However...it would appear that in 2011 I pissed off a fellow down the
street over a dog issue..that my dog wasnt even involved in. So he
made a complaint with the county. I was notified by the inspector of
it in 2011..and told to keep it cleaned up etc and nothing more was
said.
Suddenly..on May 10..I get a 7 day warning from the county. New lady
inspector..who has little empathy. She claims that cargo containers
are a "no no" here in the unencorporated part of the county (dispite
them being all over the place) . So I had 7 days to pull it out. So I
mowed, cleaned the lot again, removed a boat and a trailer and put it
as the photos show.
She said I was "illegally dumping"..despite having the owners
permission. So this morning..she shows up with 2 deputies and advises
me that I have until 2pm Wed afternoon (24 hrs) to clean the lot off
else Id be cited for "illegally dumping" and the county would clean
off the lot.
Im scrambling to find a place to put the cargo container...but the
forklift is still down, Ive got ZERO money to move it or to fix the
forklift.
I called and left a message with the supervisor and one with her that
Im working on it..but need 30 days.
Now what are my options?
California of course.
In a dying area where there are more empty lots with for sale then
Carter has pills. The last photo is of a typical lot in the area.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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Place does look like a dump.
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Frank
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One of the pics:
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Caption: "View down the alley from the street. My property line is at the white fence. The slum next to it belongs to latinos..who dont live there." It is indistinguishable from your slum lot, gummer...you stupid pendejo.
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A trout in the milk
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It's a dump. The entire block is a dump. The entire section is a dump.
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A trout in the milk
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My house..and the empty lot next door.

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When you talk to the supervisor, if they aren't agreeable to 30 days, request they cite the section of the municipal code you are supposedly violating. Actually, ask they cite it anyway, so that you can make sure you don't violate it again.
In reality, if they can't cite it, they can't enforce it.
Also, see if there's a way you can get a permit for it.
If none of that works, you may be able to file a complaint for selective enforcement. You can take snapshots of the neighborhood, as well as printouts of Google Maps, to support your claim.
You really don't want to go to war with the county. You will lose. However, government worker types tend to be a bit paranoid about their jobs, and if their boss gets annoyed over their actions, those actions will stop. After all, they're pretty much just there for a paycheck, and don't care one wit about your container. The last thing they want to do is more work.
Last resort, go to court and file a request for a stay of action. It shouldn't be too much trouble requesting a fee waiver.
Second last resort, cover it with tarps and call it an RV. If they come on to your property and look under the tarps without your permission, you'll have cause for a civil rights lawsuit, after which you can buy half the county.
Good luck!
CS
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CS
Is anyone shocked that all of Gummer's neigbors hate him?
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deep
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What is the property zoned for ? Residential? Mixed use? Agricultural? Industrial? Commercial?
Best Regards Tom.
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Howard Beal
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Of course it does. Live rural do you? Of course you do.
Laugh laugh laugh!
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Gunner Asch
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The opinion of a basement dweller..is noted with great amusement.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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?Que, puto?
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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I live in the country and it doesn't look like the shithole Gummer has.
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deep
The code they gave me was "dumping trash"..and its obviously not trash. They use it evidently as a catch all.
Its an unencorporated county area...."nominally" zoned R-1..but has had many construction companies and oil field maint companies so on based out of "residential" lots. My area of town was once privately owned by a trust ..and it desolved about 8-10 yrs ago. Some of the lots were sold to the home owners...others..were sold out from under them.
Im going to investigate that.
I may have to do that. She (inspector) claims to have 300+ issues for those around the area...backlogged and trying to look good for her boss. Ive tried to work nicely with her and have been eversohelpful.
So what do I do if I get cited for "illegal dumping"?
Lawyers cost money.
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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Right: you're a neighbor.
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A trout in the milk
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No, not mere "opinion", gummer. I've driven by your shithole of a squat and I've posted pictures of it here. The place is methhead central. It's a reeking shithole. You live in a shithole because you're a dole-scrounging shitbag.
Reply to
A trout in the milk
Not according to you. You claimed to have one who's a friend who'll work for free. Why are you wasting time here when you could be calling him? LOL
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whoyakidding's ghost
Call a TV station and ask for their investigative TV reporter. The best way to fight petty bureaucrats is to publicly embarrass them.
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Michael A. Terrell
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For years it has been mixed use in practice. Evidently its now...for some reason..R-1
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Gunner Asch
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So why not come on over and we can check out the backhoe and see how deep it will dig?
Gunner
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Gunner Asch
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Ha ha ha ha ha! You stupid fuckwit - it has *always* been R1, it's just that the county figures you junk collectors illegally have to put all your shit somewhere, and they couldn't be bothered.
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A trout in the milk
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You don't have a backhoe.
Maybe the next time I'm driving to northern California, I'll swing by and take some pictures to prove it.
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A trout in the milk

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