A handful of California residents are up-in-arms after local authorities charged the homeowners upwards of $20,000 to clean-up local homeless camps scattered throughout the region.
“Homeowners in a California subdivision have been charged $20,000 for the cleanup of a former homeless camp near their neighborhood, with residents arguing the decision was delayed and shouldn’t just be their responsibility,” reports Fox News.
“Walsh Property Management, which oversees the homeowners association, charged each resident $300 to clean up the trash and waste at the camp, located in the San Lorenzo Creek ravine below their homes in Lakewood, a subdivision of 75 houses in Castro Valley, which is near San Francisco,” adds Fox.
“There are no fences and such that would mark where the property line ended, so we were kind of hoping that it was someone else’s responsibility,” Ed Walsh, the owner of Walsh Property Management told San Francisco’s KPIX. “Unfortunately, this one happened to be on the association’s property.”
“No one knew it was their responsibility. I think everyone assumed it was county’s responsibility,” said resident Cece Adams. “They should have known that this was our property, and they should have taken care of it a long time ago.”
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Source: Fox News