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Update, 12.25pm: Huck Ohare is this week’s winner having guessed correctly that this is on Colusa near Thousand Oaks. Congratulations, Huck. Rachel, who took the photo, says the car hasn’t been moved in years and there are seasons of oak leaves surrounding it and on the driveway!

Photo: Rachel Anderson.

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  1. Eric, you wrote:

    So I asked them to pursue that:  crickets….

    Did you call to ask what the inspector found?

  2. Thanks Bruce.  Actually I’m familiar with the process.  I inquired, via my councilman, about a property nearby with paint peeling off and a badly deteriorated roof.  They were very helpful in getting me to the right person who said that they couldn’t do anything about those items but that the vehicle (not the one in the picture) was a violation.  So I asked them to pursue that:  crickets….

  3. It’s a complaint driven process.  It doesn’t go through the BPD if the abandoned vehicle is on private property.  It takes a theoretical minimum of a few weeks and a practical reality of a double that.   The city will actively ensure that the car is removed if there are properly directed complaints.   It’s a potentially pretty harsh thing to do to the property owner (incurring hundreds of dollars in fines, and such).

  4. wow, if this doesn’t meet the incredibly lax enforcement standards for urban blight, nothing will.  

  5. Huck: You are right. Congratulations on being this week’s winner. Rachel, who took the photo, says the car hasn’t been moved in years and there are seasons of oak leaves surrounding it and on the driveway!