.

CAMPFIRES AT THE GROVES HOMELESS CAMP?

I DROVE PAST THE GROVES HOMELSS CANP LOCATED ON GRAND AVE, I WAS NOTICING THE CAMP FIRE GOING THERE. OBVIOUSLY SQUATTERS DO NOT THINK THEY HAVE TO PUT OUT FIRES ON A RISK FIRE DAY. I  REALIZE IT IS COLD, BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD OF THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE YOU GAVE UP ON LIFE. BUNDLE UP, THATS WHAT I DO WHEN I CANT AFFORD HEAT.RIGHT NOW THINGS ARE ALITTLE TIGHT BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS IVE HAD STOLEN FROM MY HOUSE. TOILET PAPER, RAZORS, WATCHES, MARINE KNIVES, EVEN STOLED MY FAVORITE SHERIFF KNIFE, MY SONS MARINE MEMROBILIA,RINGS, MAKEUP. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON AND ON. I DONT WANT TO BORE THE READERSHIP...ANYWAY, IM COLD, I HAVE TO GO PUT ON ANOTHER LAYER.  
Libi Uremovic January 06, 2014 at 07:58 PM
the 1st time i heard that tying in caps meant yelling was 2004 ... computers used to only type in caps and a lot of them still do... industrial computers usually type in caps ...airline tickets...and i think all the military stuff is still in all caps - but they are yelling at you, so maybe that's intentional...
Jeff Greene January 06, 2014 at 10:31 PM
Kelly--Yes, as weird as it sounds, AQMD can regulate your fireplace in your house and declare no-burn days for fireplaces and trash fires, but not a campfire for warmth or cooking outside your house, as long as it is on your property. Fire Department has the same problem. If it is on private property, and the fire is for food or warmth, they can't stop it. That is why we are trying to target the absentee private property owner, but unfortunately, that is a lengthy process. We have directed the Sheriff and Code to run increased patrols there, and I am glad to hear that the Sheriff has been responsive, but it is all just band-aids until we can get legal authority to go in there in force and clear the camps. At Supervisor Jeffries' staff meeting today, this was again identified as his number one priority in that area, so we will continue to pressure the agencies to reach a permanent solution as soon as legally possible.
KELLY D. DIVINE January 07, 2014 at 12:39 AM
THANK YOU JEFF.I WAS WONDERING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE. AS A PROPERTY OWNERIN LAKELAND VILLAGE, WE AREREQUIRED EVERY YEAR TO CLEAR BRUSH AWAY FROM OUR PROPERTY LINE, IF WE FAILED TO DO THAT A BEEGEE(TRACTOR) DOES IT AND A FEE IS ASSESSED TO THE HOMEOWNER. HAS THAT LAND ALSO BEEN EXEMPT TO CLEARING? IT REALLY SEEMS LIKE IT HAS TAKEN TOO LONG TO LOOK UP THE OWNER. MY FIRST CALL TO YOUR OFFICE WAS IN JULY.
Jeff Greene January 07, 2014 at 01:00 AM
Kelly--Please call Kristen Huyck (pronounced "Hike") in our Lake Elsinore District Office tomorrow: 951-471-4500 She is responsible for that area on our staff and works closely with the Sheriff's Department and other issues there, and would be interested in discussing the options and what we're currently working on there.
Lou Prijatel June 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Was the fire yesterday (6/15) started in the homeless camp?

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »