Monday, May 18, 2015

Corralitas & Rosebud: Spring Cleaning Time

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 16, 2015. The hillside homeowners across the street, always have a heck of a time getting the City to do a bulky item pickup on the weeds in trashbags after they do brush clearance.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

The first 2 piles of bags have been here for over a month.
Photo: Diane Edwardson,May 16, 2015.  Saturday morning neighbors awoke to a large cabinet dumped in between the trashbags of weeds.  What have we said about "broken windows?"  Dumping begets dumping. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson May 16, 2015.  There were also a couple of small piles of drawers in the tunnel on Rosebud, as if somehow smaller piles of crap would be ok.  

Don't dump your crap in our neighborhood, the Red Car Property or anywhere else for that matter.  Call 311 or go on the City's website and request a bulky item pick up.  Ditto the trash bags full of weeds:

I know at least one of the three homeowners requested the bulky item pickup twice since his brush clearance was done at the end of April.

*UPDATE 5-22-15: At least 3 more requests to My311LA were made by neighbors between Sunday & Tuesday.  Wednesday, trash day came & went.  Still the bags had not moved.  Although the dry weeds at the corner were picked up. (I suspect a neighbor put those in their green bin.)  Several more online requests were made by multiple neighbors.

I finally sent this blog post to CD13 on Thursday asking for help, since this seems to happen every year. The bulky item trash guys don't see the 30 black trash bags on the side of the road, no matter how accurately the neighbors describe the location.  The bags were picked up the next day.  An hour after the bags and cabinet were picked up, a TV was dumped in their place.  It never ends.