Would that be before or after they were forbidden to approach the properties by all those armed men?
This story would have gone into my “Yeah? What’s new?” memory hole except for this precious quote:
“The Department of Buildings said the citation is a mere formality. It’s a way to keep track of all downed trees. But for people in this neighborhood…it’s a permanent mark on their property that they want removed from the records.”
Y’know, I haven’t worried about my “permanent record” since grade school. Early grade school. And the threat should have been instructive to me, even then.
And in a way I have no sympathy for the offended-against property owners, who are mostly outraged because they didn’t think getting a tree off their roof was their responsibility.
Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane. They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city.
“It makes me angry, but it’s also ridiculous!” Rosanne Cavaliere told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider. They got it on Nov. 9, cited with “failure to maintain” their property. But as they pointed out to CBS 2’s Schneider on Tuesday night, it’s a city tree that they were waiting for the city to remove.”
Rosanne? Joe? I offer, for your assistance, this set of helpful hints.