Judge McConnell said Mr. Jackson was not in compliance and that he was concerned about upset neighbors.
By Ignazio Messina
May 5, 2017
“I have been watching the case and I was worried when someone is trying to do something good in their lives and something that really could be productive for these vacant lands … and that it would be discouraging if people saw how he was being fined,” Ms. Lopez said. “We need more dreamers and more people willing to take a chance on the city and I felt really terrible when I saw he had been fined $3,000 and I thought that had gone too far.”
Another GoFundMe page pushed by Sean Nestor, co-chairman of the Lucas County Green Party, had generated nearly $2,400 for Mr. Jackson at the same time.
“This was an extremely subjective decision,” Mr. Nestor said. “The Toledo Municipal Code is extremely broad by design … and the allegations of rodents and odor are absolutely unsubstantiated.”