Just wanted to let you know that the City Council and City Manager responded
very quickly to my letter about responsibility for property issues (“Who’s Responsible for Deadbeat Property Owners?” Letters, Oct. 15.)
The code enforcement officer went to the property immediately and has filed a
code violation against the owner. I greatly appreciate the immediate
feedback from Mayor Pearson, Council members Boyd and Iseman on this matter.
Several friends have similar situations, so now they know they can go to
city hall and get some action.
However, it should be noted that any damage
to my personal property from this problem cannot be solved by the city. The
individual owner will have to file a civil action to get any action. So the
yard is still filled with dates and I’m watching the palm fronds sway over
my patio-drenched with rain. But eventually the tree must be trimmed and
the mess in the alley cleaned up. Thank you for publishing the letter and
for the city’s swift response.
Carole Zavala, Laguna Beach