Yeah, more on this. But I had to share this gorgeous image of Jean in her garden (taken by News photographer Harry Scull, famous for his shot of OJ’s Bruno Maglias) and provide further proof of the power of your activism. Had those emails not arrived (they really caused a sensation), Jean might still be facing a court date. Here’s another excerpt from the story (priceless quote above) that appeared in today’s story in the Buffalo News by Brian Meyer:
In the span of two days, Jean Dickson’s lush front yard on Crescent Avenue received separate visits from the mayor, the city’s top inspections honcho and two other city administrators.
They didn’t come to admire the rose of Sharon, peonies and wildflowers that have created a distinctive landscape in this Parkside neighborhood.
City Hall leaders visited because an inspector sent Dickson notice that her garden was violating ordinances. That, in turn, touched off a tidal wave of e-mails and blog entries from outraged gardeners.
Mayor Byron W. Brown said he even received e-mails from people living out of state.
Read the whole story here. Buffalo News story I may have to remove the picture (not kosher, I know) but you can see it on the website for a week.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on September 27, 2007 at 8:56 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.