Saturday, April 29, 2017

Corralitas Red Car Property: Why Does The Red Car Property Owner Get away With Not Doing Brush Clearance By May 1?

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, April 28, 2017.  When the dry weeds are taller than your dog, it's time to do the brush clearance.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Seems like every year we have to bitch about the fact the Red Car Property owner doesn't do the brush clearance by May 1 like the rest of the Hillside homeowners are required to do.

If you look closely at the small dirt slope in the background, that's where there was a 40' tall wall of trees (with some 80' tall Eucalyptus) separating Corralitas Drive and the Red Car Property from the southbound lanes of the 2 Freeway, prior to the June 19, 2016 Silver Lake FireCalTrans used the fire as an excuse to cut down all the trees, including the trees that did not burn in the fire.  As a result, Corralitas Drive is hotter, dirtier drier and more dangerous than ever before.

Last year, we documented the hazard with photos sent to CD13 and LAFD Brush Clearance Unit prior to the fire.  Unfortunately, we were unable to post here in the month prior to the fire.

Neighbors, report your brush clearance concerns about the Red Car Property to CD13 Deputy: and LAFD:

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