Abatement inspection update
(Editor’s note: Chuck Weisbart wrote a letter to the editor published on June 18 expressing concern about abatement requirements not being enforced for absent property owners. Here’s his follow-up about the situation in his neighborhood.)
Ralph Hoetger, president of the Idyllwild Fire Protection District (IFPD) board, and Chief Mark LaMont came out to walk the lot in question.
When crossing paths with Hoetger, I was informed that after the walking of said lot a notice of abatement was sent to the owner of the lot. There has been no formal response from the fire department.
As it’s been about 30 days, we are unaware if a citation has been issued.
When we asked about prior years notices and citations etc., LaMont stated they could only find notices from 2019 and those were the only records he could find.
No mention of a citation or follow-up.
The lot hasn’t been cleaned in the 10 years we have been here and it looks like IFPD just goes through the motions with no follow-up and even less follow-through.
How IFPD wears a Teflon coat and is never held responsible for what the residents are paying them to do is beyond me!
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