Rolling Hills : Landslide Funds Sought

The City Council ordered its staff to prepare a report outlining state and federal funding sources available to the city and to private property owners to halt the slow-moving landslide in the Flying Triangle area. The slide, activated six years ago, has destroyed six homes and threatens 30.

The request for the report, which will be included on the council's Feb. 10 agenda, came after Flying Triangle resident Herb Agid addressed the council and called the Flying Triangle "a disaster of the first sort."

The 1,250-foot easement to Agid's home has been repeatedly destroyed by the slide. "I don't see anything happening. I don't see anything being done," Agid said. "What are officials doing to get government money for a major disaster?"

Agid proposed that affected property owners apply for public assistance if the private nature of the city precludes it from doing so. Rolling Hills is a gated community with no public roads or facilities other than City Hall.

The council also directed the staff to request comments at the Feb. 10 meeting from Assemblyman Gerald Felando (R-San Pedro) and Rep. Dan Lundgren (R-Long Beach).

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