Due diligence on tree issue missing

I perused the Jan. 30 article, “Del Mar removes Loren Nancarrow memorial bench,” regarding the brouhaha of the dog-bone shaped bench and how the vigilant city of Del Mar is out to rectify this unholy act, leaving no stone (bench) unturned to do everything according to Hoyle and find the offending person who placed said illegal memorial. Why, there’s a proper process to go through, so let’s see how it really works.

I then dissolved into mirthful musings about my recent attempt at justice with an ever-expanding, accidentally sprung up rubber tree in the Del Mar city easement that has completely destroyed my westward ocean view, one I have cherished since 1958 when I built the house.

After entreating the neighbor to top the tree at my expense — which was refused — and thinking that it was on their property, I learned it was in Del Mar’s right-of-way easement and even designated for removal. I then asked the city to remove the tree, again, at my expense, (I agreed after being informed that Del Mar coffers were empty for those issues) and was told I needed to also pay $370 to process an application, which would then go before an approval board. The approval board might not approve, because, as I was informed by an employee at City Hall, “We don’t like to destroy trees.” At that point, being 89 years old, I just agreed to disagree and not make waves.

I wish the same level of diligence and judicial focus that was showered (dumped?) upon the Nancarrow bench was given to my plea. In about a month, the tree will be in the low-voltage lines. And everyone knows a rubber tree is a weed gone wild. Exponential growth issues.

It’s gratifying to know that justice is being served on Nancarrow’s bench. Del Mar is really in good hands. (Sarcasm intended.)

Charlotte Quicker

Del Mar

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