• Longwood man in battle with city, neighbors over edible landscape


    LONGWOOD, Fla. - A Longwood man is in a fight with the city over the looks of his front yard.
    Sean Law says his yard is an eco-system and everything that grows there can be eaten.
    The city and some of his neighbors see it as an overgrown mess.
    "Nothing here is weeds, nor is it high grass," Law said.
    Law said the city has hit him with more than $140,000 in fines.

    A neighbor expressed frustration over the fight between the city and Law that has gone on for more than two years.

    "It's unbelievable that it has gone on this long," said neighbor Kathy Ettman.

    Law was at Monday night's City Commission meeting when commissioners once again discussed his property.
    Deputy Mayor Joe Durso told Channel 9's Kristyn Cadell that he plans to meet one-on-one with Law to discuss the problem.

    "He has brought this upon himself. It is his choice. It's his choice to fix the problem," said Ettman.
    Law said he has no plans to change the looks of his yard. The city will continue to fine him $300 a day.

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