Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Red Car Property: Shoving The Piles Of Dumping Around Lot C

*Updated with a photo from August 2015.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 3, 2015.  The dumping on the Red Car Property's Lot C, was just shoved over onto the slope - of which - the first 20-30 feet of downslope is Red Car Property.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

The past year has seen more people, public staircase guidebooks in hand, walking even this portion of the Red Car Property.  The more people who use the property as a park, the more eyes on the property for safety.  However, dumping makes people feel less safe.  Dumping attracts other problems like more dumping, graffiti, rats, coyotes, more dumping, scavengers, crime, and more dumping.  When the property is clean, we tend to see less dumping because it looks like someone gives a damn.
*Update additional photo: Diane Edwardson, August 22, 2015.  I originally did not run this photo because I did not want to give the graffiti vandals publicity, but it does illustrate my previous point.  The savaged windows, carts and generators have been here for years.  

The family who owned them moved away.  Since they moved,  squatters took over the vacant lot next door where all the salvage is stored. No one seems to know if the family still owns the lot below the Red Car Property.  The house was bought by flippers, and more junk keeps piling up in the adjacent lot as well as the Red Car Property.  Everything in the above photo is on the Red Car Property.
If you see someone dumping - anywhere - snap a photo with your cell phone, get a license plate and vehicle/person description and call it in immediately to the non-emergency 1-877-ASK-LAPD.