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If the local government does not have an ordinance giving them authority to
action against a dangerous structure / condition on private property then
they have no jurisdiction to due anything about.  You can report it but it
isn't going to help.

Most local governments will at least have some kind of law to get rid of
"attractive nuisances" which are like abandoned buildings that attract kids
but are dangerous or attract vagrants etc...  I don't think a retaining wall
would be considered an attractive nuisance.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daryl Richardson [mailto:h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca] 
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 8:24 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Enforcement Question

Paul,

        It might be interesting to see what would happen if you called the
local television station, or maybe even the local police, since it is a
situation where someone could get very badly hurt.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Feather" <PFeather(--nospam--at)se-solutions.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:58 AM
Subject: RE: Enforcement Question


To quote the report "failure of the retaining wall is inevitable, the
only uncertainty is when".

They still want nothing to do with it.

Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net


-----Original Message-----
From: sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com [mailto:sscholl2(--nospam--at)juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 8:46 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Enforcement Question

I believe the key is whether or not you indicated to the City:  a
potentially dangerous condition; i.e. the possibility of the wall
falling down.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA
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