I saw the closed thread about car parts in yards in CA and hope I don't break the rules here as the FNG. I apologize if I do and expect censure if that's the case. After 1 neighbor's continual, generally unfounded complaints to the town for noise coming from my garage, which have ceased BTW, the town has cited an ordinance stating "Service and Repair of vehicles" is prohibited in residential zoned areas. In reading the ordinance, its obvious the intent is a business, which they also accused me of because of friend's vehicles, but have since backed down on that. All this work is INSIDE my garage and now ALWAYS with the doors closed. On the former they have stated that I must stop "Service and Repair" even of my own vehicles within 10 days or be fined, pay for their costs, lawyers, etc... I find it nearly impossible to believe and certainly unamerican that such an ordinance is on the books in the first place, but don't really foresee spending tens or hundreds of thousands to fight it on my own. Are there organizations that might take up such a cause? Yes, the COE project is being put on hold in the meantime.