The Clothesline and the Multi-Million Dollar Home

Home owner who prefers to breeze-dry her laundry and a developer of multi-million dollar homes clash.
May 23, 2004, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Poppy Madden likes to breeze-dry her laundry outside her modest home in the up-and-coming Coral Ridge neighborhood because it leaves her clothes fresh and wrinkle-free.But across the street, a contractor building multimillion dollar homes saw her wet clothes and cringed....Strauss's complaint to Fort Lauderdale Code Enforcement landed Madden in front of Judge Zebedee Wright in Broward County Courthouse on May 20th to explain for the second time in four years why she wasn't obeying an ordinance that demands clotheslines be tucked away in the back yard. Putting her clothesline in the backyard would put her wet clothes on display for passing boaters."

Thanks to Sheryl Stolzenberg

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Published on Friday, May 21, 2004 in Sun-Sentinel
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