Imagine WBTV's surprise when they learned that the homeowner they were targeting for an unkempt lawn was Charlotte City Councilman Warren Cooksey.
|Warren Cooksey Photo Courtesy: City of Charlotte|
|1404 Lyon Court|
In the above Mecklenburg County photo all looks pretty tidy. But a drive by via Google street view shows a yard in need of some work.
WBTV's report can be found here.
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Warren Cooksey didn't re-turn calls to WBTV regarding his property. The video from the WBTV segment shows a lawn with grass that is nearly a foot tall. The WBTV report also details more than half a dozen letters sent to Mr. Cooksey by the city regarding his lawn.
Cedar's Take: Wow, and I thought my yard looked bad. But wait, 1404 Lyon Court is in district 1, and Mr. Cooksey represents District 7 where he lives in an apartment.
So he owns a small house in District 1 but lives in an upscale apartment in Ballentyne?
I imagine there is some reasonable explanation, perhaps this home is just rental property and the current tenant is susposed to mow the lawn. It happens, I've had some lazy tenants myself. But one letter from the city would be enough.