Donald Trump sues Miami suburb over noise ordinance
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Just weeks after city officials in suburban Miami deemed Donald Trump worthy of the key to their city, he's accusing them of having an unconstitutional noise ordinance.
Trump told the Miami Herald on Wednesday that Doral needs a noise ordinance with "specific rules and regulations." Since August, the city's code compliance department has issued more than 100 violations to Trump's resort, Trump National Doral. Most violations are for the resort's lawn maintenance crews making "unreasonably loud noise."
Trump filed a lawsuit Feb. 12, but the city has yet to be served.
City Attorney Daniel Espino told the Herald on Wednesday that by filing a lawsuit, Trump has "escalated the situation unnecessarily."
Trump says his resort has "brand new, very quiet, and environmentally friendly equipment."
The resort recently hosted the Miss Universe pageant.