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Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 3:44 PM
       Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Nov 26, 2023 4:30 PM
       Violation City Orders (by RB [TN]) Nov 26, 2023 4:37 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 5:19 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 5:27 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 26, 2023 6:03 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 26, 2023 7:04 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 7:41 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 8:12 PM
       Violation City Orders (by RB [TN]) Nov 26, 2023 8:16 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 8:22 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 26, 2023 8:35 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Renne [TX]) Nov 26, 2023 9:28 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 26, 2023 9:41 PM
       Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Nov 26, 2023 9:43 PM
       Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Nov 26, 2023 9:44 PM
       Violation City Orders (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 26, 2023 10:07 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Ned [AL]) Nov 26, 2023 10:15 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 27, 2023 12:11 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 27, 2023 1:22 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 27, 2023 9:16 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 27, 2023 11:42 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Ken [NY]) Nov 27, 2023 7:46 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Nov 27, 2023 11:35 PM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 28, 2023 1:46 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Nov 28, 2023 11:24 AM
       Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 3, 2023 5:08 AM

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Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 3:44 PM
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In our daily lives we're expected to blindly follow the mass and comply with orders from the above. In my case that's from Housing, Code Enforcement, the County Health Department, Police, Fire and other agencies.

Recently Los Angeles changed the way people dispose of food products. We can not long place food scraps into our common waste trash bags and throw it out into the Black Bins. Instead we are told to throw the raw food products (Fruit, Meat, Fowl, etc) into the Green Yard Clipping Bin--without any containers. So Composting will be easier to achieve.

By dumping food waste into out Green Bins, that are not air or water tight, it will attract all sorts of flying bugs -- that in turn lay eggs and worm larva will flourish.

Then tenants lights will attract these flying bugs into their units, the screen mesh isn't narrow enough to limit microscopic flying insects.

So I got multiple violations from the City. #1, TENANTS are NOT putting all of their scraps into the Green Bins, educate them. #2, Your food scraps are attracting insects, please resolve this before we issue a $200 first time fine. #3, Move your trash bins away from tenants windows.

Next you are not allowed to take out your trash bins until 6PM on the day before collection. And after the trash has been removed from the bins, they must be back on your property before 9PM the same day.

The City Officials refuse to deal with the above issues and will gladly fine me for compliance, non-compliance and everything in-between. What would you do in this situation? --47.155.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 4:30 PM
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Around here, itís not uncommon for people to burn their trash, all of it. Styrofoam and plastic included. Most people feed their food scraps to their chickens. --24.152.xxx.xx




Violation City Orders (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 4:37 PM
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Sell and move.

With all of the hassles, red tape and politics,

why stick around to live / work in misery,

surrounded and outnumbered by (fill in the blank). --69.130.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 5:19 PM
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At one time I could sell and get market value. But since ALL tenants in an apartment building have to earn over $60,000, or the city won't allow a developer to demolish and build townhomes, etc, values have declined 50% on those types of properties.

So if I sell any of those types of properties, I will gross 50%, then after taxes, only 25% net into my pocket. I don't want to piss away 10, 20, 30M or more.... After 45 years, I want it all.... --47.155.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 5:27 PM
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I live in Los Angeles, too, in Northridge, just like you, Robert. But I haven't seen any of the negative effects that you are claiming.

The purpose of the composting program is NOT so that "composting will be easier to achieve". It is so that perishable wastes can be kept out of places like open landfills, and instead turn them into a new recycled material that helps offset the production of climate changing methane greenhouse gas.

Its also not a city policy. It is a statewide policy. If you don't like the weather, why don't you do something about it? Well, while the rest of the country (world) complains about hurricanes, floods, ice storms, tornadoes, CA is actually doing about it, and now.

You are stuck in the old-time world, unable to see the future, even when it is right in front of you. CA is the world's 5th largest economy, only after China, while Japan and Germany are in danger of being surpassed by The Golden State (which is ONLY a state, not a country). Thats not just a coincidence. Perhaps by limiting your point of view to that of an advanced handyman, you are unable to see how CA is the most advanced state in the Union. The outstanding universities, the advanced science capability the policy-making structures. The Swedish teenager only complains to the rest of the world, Its only CA that is actually doing something about it. The research, the technology, the policies, and the enforcement of lazy landlords like you, Robert, are all hard at work in CA, busy solving problems to advance our society.

I don't see any flying bugs, eggs, larvae, or any other downside to the program. If it does happen, you can be sure that a CA scientist will be there to solve the problem. The problem of vehicle air pollution was solved long before I got to CA (47 years), we also do computers, software, AI, space travel and also music, dance and cinema.

You're too lazy to get your tenants to recycle their trash in the new way. These problems of getting your tenants to cooperate are easy to solve, if you educate your head and use it.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 6:03 PM
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Owning apartment buildings a lot of tenants are out of touch with reality where there is plenty of land for landfills> One waste company here drives trucks across the border then dumps in Ann Arbor Michigan. In Germany every must be sorted more then here. In front of house tonight put out recycling bins along a container of garbage where they take only clear bags for recycling and garbage. I have to make a trip to the transfer station where there is flat charge if under 100 kilograms where they will not pick up fiber glass insulation. More then likely the fiber glass insulation is going to Ann Arbor Michigan. Over time have to take all the fiber glass insulation in attic where some has mold. Once removed then will install spray foam where the boards below are only 3 1/4" them going to vents in rafters then plywood to isolate then will additional insulation on top spray foam where debating to Roxul batt or solid board. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 7:04 PM
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Today's morning news talked about NYC compost program being the largest in the world. They did say there was a smell associated with the composting trash so I would think if it was left under a window that it might start smelling like rotting eggs - well since it might be rotting eggs.

I understand Robert you are not happy with being told what to do. So I guess you have to make a decision on what you want to do. Enjoy the city oversite or reinvest in a less restrictive environment. Things haven't suddenly become the way they are in SoCal.

A populist movement is growing across the US. Either you elect to adopt, or you don't. What I hear you saying is that these changes haven't hurt you enough to change the way you operate. You are betting that others will not feel the pain either. I am glad there are folks like you out there. I am not one of them. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 7:41 PM
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So its a populist movement that is causing this year's weather disasters?

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 8:12 PM
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The criminals, I mean elected officials have a different set of "rules" from a single family home and "Income Property". The RSO, Rent Stabilization, Code Enforcement, County Health Department, General Manager, Mayor, City Attorney, etc. They will leave a home owner alone and then go after real money making landlords pay the piper. --47.155.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 8:16 PM
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Who thinks they can control Mother Nature ? --69.130.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 8:22 PM
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Poor RobertJ.

That nasty old city is after him again for requiring him to do something.

What he doesn't like, of course, is anyone telling him what to do, so he demonizes them as being after his money.

Of course, we all have our rights and responsibilities, and the city should and will go after those that shirk their responsibilities. If the effort of being a landlord is too much for you, you should consider not being a landlord.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 8:35 PM
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No one is ordering Moshe or Robert to live where they do. I prefer to have Moshe another 8,00 miles further away. People are allowed to have an opinion (unless of course you were a former president).

Moshe you can believe anything you want. I still will probably not agree with you. Looks like those who didn't follow Bruce Norris research are paying a nasty price. You are allowed to disagree with him as much as you can disagree with me. Largely, investors create their own good or bad luck. Likewise everyone is free to claim weather disaster to blame why they are where they are.

Back in '85 our neighbors lost it all in a tornado. You create your own good luck - or you don't

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Renne [TX]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 9:28 PM
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***Green Yard Clipping Bin--without any containers. So Composting will be easier to achieve.***

I don't know if this is practical or not.

Could you purchase lids for these Green Bins and attach the lids to the Green Bins with a chain or something similar so at least renters would be able to cover the waste and perhaps help with the flies and odor?

***#1, TENANTS are NOT putting all of their scraps into the Green Bins, educate them.***

Could you send all your renters a note letting them know of this requirement via e-mail (read receipt requested) or certified mail? Then at least you would be able to send a copy of your "renter education" to the people who are threatening to fine you.

Perhaps install super duper garbage disposals so none of the scraps end up in the wrong trash?

***#3, Move your trash bins away from tenants windows.***

Can you re-locate them?

--12.196.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 9:41 PM
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"Who thinks they can control Mother Nature ?"

I do. and so do most other scientists.

There is no "Mother Nature" just like there is no Santa Clause. Scientists know what physical conditions promote and cause physical phenomenon,including weather, and sometimes even know how to change those physical conditions to promote different results. And more knowledge is being acquired all the time.

We know that dropping silver iodide crystals from an airplane into certain clouds can create rain. A company in Florida has demonstrated that a certain type of oil slick that can be dropped into the ocean from aircraft can sometimes dissipate hurricanes. We know that reduction of greenhouse gases can affect global weather patterns.

We don't need to control "Mother Nature". We need to create the necessary conditions to negate weather extremities, so that we don't need to depend on Deities, special rain dances or the tooth fairy to protect us from the elements.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 9:43 PM
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Moshe, what do you think the temperature should be? --24.152.xxx.xx




Violation City Orders (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 9:44 PM
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Also, I LOVE EXTREME WEATHER! I love watching people panic over things they canít control. --24.152.xxx.xx




Violation City Orders (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 10:07 PM
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Have you tried sugar rather than vinegar. Meet with the city and ask how they would handle the situation so they know you are trying.

Me, I would send a note to the tenants to make sure they know what the requirement is. My lease clearly states tenants are responsible for following laws. If they don't and I get fined then I bill them for the fine plus a handling fee.

Get some weather stripping and put it around the lid to make it tighter and move it away from the windows. --209.205.xxx.xx




Violation City Orders (by Ned [AL]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2023 10:15 PM
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I'd move the heck out of there. --74.132.x.xx




Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 12:11 AM
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Does everyone at Cal State have the same ego? --24.101.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 1:22 AM
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Bruce Norris-Great guy. Went to a lecture of his back in 2005, Sell Your Worst Properties before the market tanks.

Then a few years later we got together to discuss our results. I sold high and then then waited to buy low. On his advice making over 3M. He on the other hand made 10's of M on lots and then building.

It's not that I don't want to listen. It's just the City doesn't allow for one's life. When my dad was dying in the hospital, the City didn't care and wanted to complete a Code Violation, which was just made up to grant the city extra revenue. They lied and said they sent me out a notice, they sent it to the prior owner, for 8 years before, lying once again. I lost days I could spent by my dads side and he died in a coma. For that I hate them. I investigated and found mass corruption.

--47.155.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 9:16 AM
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Life is the sum of multiple choices for those who believe in creating your own good luck.

You can do the right thing,

You can do the wrong thing,

But understand that doing nothing,

Is normally the wrong thing.

You are a bright and experienced investor - you are in charge of your future. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 11:42 AM
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RobertJ:

I'm genuinely sorry about your Dad.

But your complaint about the City not allowing for your life is kind of immature. The City is a very large, impersonal organization, with lots and lots of diverse procedures and affairs, and they are very impersonal. They really aren't set up to stop what they are doing in order to worry about your personal life. [Actually, they are, because you can always get delays and postponements for matters that interfere with your personal life. See your City Councilman.]

When you say, "When my dad was dying in the hospital, the City didn't care and wanted to ...", did you really expect the City to stop in their tracks for your "life"? Actually, did you even ask them to? Actually, Los Angeles City is pretty good about that. Its The County of Los Angeles that is really dysfunctional.

Robert, you really don't know how to proceed in your landlording. You ought to get yourself an attorney, not to sue anyone, an attorney who knows how to "fix things" at City Hall. There are attorneys who specialize in that. With your Dad being ill, you could have spun all of this headache off onto the attorney, for a price he would have come back with a settled solution to your problem, maybe even one that would be more satisfactory that you were able to accomplish yourself. Make friends with your City Councilman, Give him a little money for his campaign, once in a while. And let the "fixer" attorney handle your city problems. You'll probably save you money which will cover his fees. You'll live longer.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 7:46 PM
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NE, every liberal just thinks utopia is 1 more tax away from reality --74.77.xx.xx




Violation City Orders (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2023 11:35 PM
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A lot of people moved to Texas as can make a living there where California is losing people every month. First could buy more for less along with anti business is not there. Many companies packed up then left California for good. Lees non sense less regulation rents are lower. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2023 1:46 AM
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MOSHE: The City Clerk under penalty of lying stated that he mailed to me my notice of First Inspection. The City did not bother to mail out inspection notices, instead they hired a 3rd party, giving them OLD MICROFISH. I called and spoke to 100 people and found out i was screwed, could not get help. Until I found out the City had a program getting high school and collage students credit for working the call centers. I called a student and she found out the problem. The notice to me on the 1st inspection was sent to the wrong person at the wrong address and returned to the city. So they knew they were lying to me just to earn another $250 for an extra inspection. They played this same game over 20 years later.... I caught them and they ignored me again. --47.155.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2023 11:24 AM
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Robert, DON't YOU UNDERSTAND that there are people who make a living from solving problems like yours? GET ONE OF THEM!!!

If you don't know how to solve these problems yourself, then get someone who does.

Bureaucracies work that way.

--47.139.xx.xxx




Violation City Orders (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 3, 2023 5:08 AM
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Yes Moshe, you are 100% correct. So with some of my tenancy issues I wanted to hire the "Best" Eviction Attorney around.I consulted their staff, other attorneys with that firm. At the moment they have around 28 attorneys on staff. So I asked the golden questions and got this response.

When a landlord calls up and speaks with an attorney, they are advised to "Sign the client up"! Collect the eviction fee's via credit card and file the case.

I asked for the numbers.

The firm will have around 150 new cases each week as a minimum. Sometimes in a single day. But out of the 150 older cases waiting for A COURT DATE, sometimes 6 to 9 months, only 20 cases of the 150 make it to trail -- the others are dismissed because of "New Laws that the landlord couldn't have known about during the waiting period". But of those 20 out of 150 cases, 10 are a win because the tenant does not show up. Of the 10 where the tenant shows up with Free Legal Aid owned by the City, they ask and get a continuance. --47.155.xx.xxx



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