A local city is dealing with a homeless encampment, in a backyard. South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti said residents took their complaints to City Hall.
“They were concerned because there were electrical hookups, there was no sanitation, people were coming and going all hours of the day. The neighbors were concerned about their kids walking to school.”
Cacciotti said something had to be done to deal with what he described was basically a public nuisance issue. Since there was no law on the books specifically addressing this problem, the city responded by passing a new ordinance.
“The homeowner was served with a notice to clean up the mess, otherwise he’d be issued an administrative citation, which starts off at a 100 dollars, 500 dollars the next time, 750.
Cacciotti says the homeowner has already contacted a lawyer to help him get the squatters out of his back yard.
“I tell you what, when he was served he’s already hired an attorney to try and remove these quote ex-tenants, friends, whatever. So it’s working.”
Cacciott iwas a guest on 790 KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning.
By Sandy Wells