Every other day, we check the alley and time after time, we go through the process of removing stuff from our side of the alley, which we share with the residents of Hollywood Way. Our area's garbage/refuse pick up is Tuesday. This past Thursday, as usual, I stepped out to the alley and it didn't fail, there were four computer items in the alley, among other stuff.
Two were against our wall, north of our backyard alley door, one against the wall of our neighbor to the north and one across our backyard alley door.
City offices were already closed, so I left a message on the Bulky Item Pick-up line. Not to ask that bulky items be picked up, but to complain that there were computer parts and a large cardboard box left against our alley wall as well as against our neighbor's alley wall, telling them that none of those items were neither ours nor our neighbor's.
Friday evening, as I opened our backyard alley door, one of the monitors tumbled down to my feet. Now all four computer items were piled up against our door plus a large empty cardboard box and a wood four-drawer dresser with its mirror in place.
Also I noticed that our numerical home address, as well as the numerical home address of two of the rental properties on Hollywood Way, have been written in black.
Could it be possible that someone from the city of Burbank, Bulky Item Pick-up Department, wrote those numerical addresses on the alley walls? If so, why?
We are getting fed up with this situation. We can use the time we are forced to use checking and removing all kinds of stuff from our alley walls to do something more productive. It is time for the city of Burbank to begin penalizing the owners of those rental properties on Hollywood Way for what their tenants are doing. Only then these unfair and unlawful practices will stop.
NURY PEREZ is a Burbank resident.