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Letters to the publisher

Janet Goldstein

Letters to the publisher

Dear Mountain Times,
Re: incorrigible fire hazard neglect in the Hood
My neighbors are both women close to or past 80 years old who have been desperately trying to get a response about an extremely serious chronic hazardously neglected lot next to our homes. The firewise guidelines will be to no avail if this lot is not cleared of the huge remains from the two enormous trees that both fell across the road onto the Nextdoor neighbor’s house and my car at 5am in the morning. After several requests and finally a notice about going public about the situation on the Mountain Times if they didn’t do anything about it by Earth Day several years ago they did send a crew to begin some of the clearing up project but only a small amount to avoid repercussions. It’s been just getting worse as the next fire season is rapidly approaching. These high end developers who have recently put forth a progressive public relations stance with their new apartments and such still refuse to be voluntarily accountable for their negligence in respect to vacant properties they don’t bother to even recollect. Thanks for taking timely notice of this situation.
Neighbors commented: I wonder why there isn’t more that can be done for that. I have the same thing going on right next to my house as well. There are dead trees, dying trees and so much leave litter and twigs, branches and limbs on the ground!!!
I would imagine most of the undeveloped lots are posing the same fire hazard here.
Janet Goldstein

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