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Monterey Park : Weed Abatement Effort

As part of a program to prevent brush fires, Los Angeles County weed abatement officials will ask the City Council on Feb. 8 to approve a list of properties citywide with potential fire hazards and code violations.

Property owners will be notified and given a deadline to clear potentially hazardous weeds or brush.

Those who do not comply will be charged for the work by county crews, who have the authority to clear the property, said Vince Bisogno the city’s code enforcement coordinator.

Cleanup charges range from $100 to thousands of dollars, depending on the work involved, and will appear on the property owner’s 1994 tax bill as a special assessment, he said.

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Bisogno said several hillside communities in the city are exposed to fire hazards. Last year, there were four major brush fires, he said.

Information: (818) 575-5484.


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