Monday, May 11, 2015

Red Car Property: Dumping One Piece of Furniture At A Time

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 3, 2015.  Or you could call it a park bench, as long as you don't look under the tree back there.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 3, 2015.  Earlier a second piece of sectional couch appeared under the smoke tree on the Red Car Property behind 2443 and 2445 Corralitas.  Considering the location, it was not tossed over their fences. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 28, 2015.  This photo (along with a close up) was sent to the Red Car Property owner's rep when the first piece of sectional couch and a large bag of trash appeared under the same tree.  There's no evidence it was hurled over the adjacent fence, which is a downslope lot (no broken branches). 

Additionally, a neighbor who's home has a direct view into this tree has been keeping an eye on the dumping to ensure it was not a homeless campsite. According to the neighbor, along with the neighbors who walk regularly, there is no evidence it is being used by the homeless.  

This is not the first time someone has attempted to scare neighbors into thinking the Red Car Property has a homeless problem by dumping large items under trees to appear to be homeless camps

Who benefits from the Red Car Property appearing to have a "homeless problem?"  Developers.   This is not a big dumping problem, we've certainly had worse.  But dumping always attracts more dumping and graffiti, creating a climate of fear and mistrust. Developers figure you'll embrace any development plan rather than deal with more dumping, graffiti and homeless.  Don't buy into their crap. 

If you witness someone dumping, take a photo, or write down their license plate, get a vehicle and person description.  Call 1-877-ASK-LAPD immediately.  If they won't take a report call your your City Council Office.  (The Red Car Property neighborhood is in CD13.)

Don't dump your crap here, or anywhere else.  You can make a free bulky item pick-up request on the City's website:

We've had a lot of small dumping lately.