• Mar 31, 2006

Mike Cordi of Orlando believes he's fighting a war with the city's code enforcement officials, and he's painted his Ford Thunderbird in protest. The T-Bird even has a battle scene set up on the trunklid, depicting his battle with the city. Cordi indicates that the standoff began when the city cited him for putting a boat and cars in his yard, subsequently warning him about parking vehicles on the grass.

Cordi is set to plead his case before the city's code enforcement board next month. In the meantime, his Audubon Park neighbors don't look too pleased.

[Source: WFTV.com]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Of course, on the other hand, what good is it to own property if you cant use it (within reasonable limits) the way you want? If I didnt like the looks of my neighbors yard when he/she had a boat parked on it I just wouldnt look at it.

      Weve already got Big Brother reading our emails and screening our telephone conversations so I suppose telling us what we can (or cant) park on our lawns is just a continuing part of the process.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike Cordi is a trailer park trash, he should join the cast of trailer park boys.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To my mind it's more than oil in the dirt, or junk in the yard, I honestly don't care who lives next door to me; black, white, green, rich or poor. That said, I bought in a particular neighborhood because it represented my values. If I like to let my front yard look like a dump, I will certainly feel right at home in a neighborhood where everyone permanently parks crap in their front yard. But if I like everything neat and tidy and someone moves in that is not...well, I've put a lot of time and money in the average American's largest investment and I am not going to be a happy camper, and you would not be either.

      Now, all that said. There is a lot of whining here, and none of us (I don't think) have even seen his place or know how big his lot is, or what his "stuff" looks like, how it is positioned on the lot, etc. We also don't know if the neighbors tried to talk to the guy about this stuff, or just went directly to the police, another tactic bound to anger the guy. And EVERYONE reading these posts has a neighbor that is just shy of being a nut case - you know you do. I do believe, as someone above said, anyone that would do that to his car just because of what has happened, well I'm going to steer a wide berth around that guy - he may have a gun...and more importantly, ammo.

      For all Mr. Cordi's antics, and that's what they are, he's going to lose. City code has him covered.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Mike Cordi of Orlando is white trash. The laws he is against are specific to the limit of what white trash people can do to lower your property values."

      -From someone in real estate, believe it or not, if you live in a "housing hot spot" you could put a landfill in your front yard and it really won't lower the surrounding houses value, mabye just a little longer sale is what to expect.

      It sounds like his neighbors would appreciate relying on a *master planned community* CCR's more than just city code.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pornography is illegal? Must be from Utah.

      Look, if you buy into a nieghborhood without researching the regulations, you're just an idiot. Some people don't want to live next to a pigstye. Sure, I wouldn't care what the guy parked on his lawn, just as long as he keeps the lawn up. When you have 5 year old grass weaving its way throughout strategicly placed, oversized yard ornaments, that's where it starts turning "deliverance." Sooner or later you're going to have to ask that nieghbor to trim back his/her overgrown greenery from your side.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike Cordi of Orlando is white trash. The laws he is against are specific to the limit of what white trash people can do to lower your property values.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Mike Cordi PWT....Poor White Trash!! Look at yourself, you filthy sh*tbag...you are a WIGGER and proud of it!!!

      "Yes, Judge, I plead guilty to being a sh*tbag extraordinare, and I also plead guilty to living in my own excrement."
      • 8 Years Ago
      This stuff is no joke sometimes, and unless you have ever lived in an area prone to people keeping junk in their yard you have no idea how annoying it can be. I realize people don't consider cars and boats as junk necesarily, but if I lived near this guy I'd be pissed off too. Things like this only keep property values down. I hope this loser gets fined or has his crap towed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It seems like every neighborhood has a dickweed like this clown. It's the Unibomber without the dynamite.

      Hey buddy - if you think your God-given right to live in squalor is being violated move to Saskatoon and leave us the hell alone.

      I feel for his neighbors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      One mans treasures may be another mans junk
      • 8 Years Ago
      You've got to question the logic of vandalizing your own car as a protest...

      PwrDriftr
      www.mphnews.com

      • 8 Years Ago
      Tell the people considering buying your house to not look at the neighbor's junk - see how far that goes. People can do what ever they want on their property until it infringes on someone elses use of their own property. If there is a city code for these situations it should be enforced. If he doesn't like it, then he needs to work to change the code.